Democrat President Joe Biden’s administration has warned Big Tech companies that they will be held “accountable” unless they enforce “zero-tolerance” policies regarding so-called “hate speech” on their platforms.
The White House unveiled a strategy to “fight antisemitism” that involves cracking down on Americans’ online speech.
The plan tells Congress to push social media platforms to be held “accountable” for “hate speech.”
The 60-page document details four pillars of the strategy.
According to the Biden admin, the plan involves raising awareness, improving safety for Jewish communities, reversing what they call the normalization of antisemitism, and countering antisemitic discrimination and hate speech.
In a pre-recorded message before the unveiling of the strategy, President Biden described it as “a historic step forward.”
Biden claims the plan is the “most ambitious and comprehensive US government-led effort to fight antisemitism in American history.”
The document contains over 100 calls to action for legislators and others in society to fight antisemitism.
Those actions include demanding that online platforms have “zero-tolerance” policies for “hate speech.”
The outline involves working with and heavily pressuring social media platforms to comply.
“We also call on Congress to hold social media platforms accountable for spreading hate-fueled violence, including antisemitism; impose much stronger transparency requirements on online platforms,” the White House said in a statement.