Tuesday , July 14 2020

Twitter would be welcome if it decides to leave US, says France

Bloomberg

Twitter Inc. would be welcome to move to France should the social-media platform face an adverse operating environment in the US, French Junior Digital-Affairs Minister Cedric O said in an interview with Radio J on Sunday.
“If Twitter would consider at some point that the US circumstances would no longer allow the company to develop according to its values, and to continue to expand, and if there would be too much instability for various reasons, the company would obviously be welcome in Europe, and particularly in France,”
O said.
US President Donald Trump has last week signed an executive order that seeks to limit liability protections for social-media companies after Twitter began selective fact checks of his posts on the platform.
France’s digital affairs minister said he hasn’t been in touch with Twitter, though he said France would be “extremely happy” to welcome the company. But he said, “I don’t think we’re there yet.”

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