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Buterin and the Winklevoss twins are fighting the censorship on Twitter

May 30, 2020

Ethereum creator Vitalik Buterin and cryptocurrency exchange founders Gemini, Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss shared their views on recent censorship efforts on social media..

“I’ve already talked about the rise of companies that regulate governments, but here we have Twitter that censors the President of the United States for inciting violence.”Buterin said in a Tweet May 29, referring to the recent Twitter posts by the President of the United States, Donald Trump.

“This is an important escalation and could be a new chapter in corporate-state relations.”Buterin added.

A jumble of tweets, executive orders and events

Buterin and the Winklevoss twins are fighting the censorship on TwitterButerin and the Winklevoss twins are fighting the censorship on Twitter

In yesterday’s expectations, Trump signed a media censorship regulation. Trump complied with the signing of the contract, Bloomberg said on May 29.

Seven minutes before midnight on May 28, Trump tweeted on Minnesota protests over George Floyd’s death. Trump noted the need for better leadership in Minneapolis and said he would send the United States National Guard into the city if necessary.

Immediately afterwards, the President added the following Tweetthat Twitter reported citing a violation of the platform’s rules:

“These RUFFIANS dishonor the memory of George Floyd, and I won’t let that happen. I just spoke to Governor Tim Walz and told him the military was with him all the time. Any trouble and we’ll take control, but if the looting, shooting starts. Thank you! “

Buterin said people should be careful

Trump’s posts and responsive Twitter action sparked Buterin’s previously noted comments on the scene.. “This is significant and could have far-reaching consequences and you should be careful,” Buterin replied to a question from a community member in a comment in his original tweet.

Buterin clarified that does not support provocative violence. A better system could include “social media designs that naturally create a selection pressure that favors positive content in a credibly neutral way.”after Buterin.

The creator of Ethereum also noted that senior government officials will have a large audience, regardless of the social media platform, simply because of its status.

Cameron Winklevoss against censorship actions

Cameron Winklevoss, co-founder of Gemini, tweeted an opposition statement in connection with Twitter’s recent leak to verify the facts. Imagine a telephone company checking your calls or the post office checking your emails? said May 29th.

Cameron’s brother Tyler also spoke out against the action and described a general quote from George Orwell’s 1945 book, Animal farm. “All tweets are the same, but some are more equal than others”Tyler tweeted.

Twin brothers Tyler and Cameron Winklevoss have made a name for themselves for their cryptocurrency exchange and efforts to work with regulators.. In a recent podcast episode, the couple expressed the need for rules, but also included points for over-regulation.

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