Microsoft CEO says Big Tech must have clearer laws for handling online speech

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Microsoft CEO says Big Tech must have clearer laws for handling online speech

Microsoft Corp. Chief Executive Officer Satya Nadella said social-media services like Facebook, Twitter and YouTube need clearer laws and rules to govern whether controversial accounts, like former U.S. President Donald Trump’s, have a place on their services, rather than being asked to make free-speech decisions themselves.

“Unilateral action by individual companies in democracies like ours is just not long-term stable—we do need to be able to have a framework of laws and norms,” Nadella said in a wide-ranging interview with Bloomberg Television’s Emily Chang.

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“They didn’t have to call Microsoft. They didn’t have to go through any of our app stores. They didn’t need any of our permission compared to any of the other platforms that they’re available on. We perhaps provide the most open platform in Windows and even in Office 365.”

That is really funny -- because Windows is objectively more open than the biggest Linux derived operating system distribution - called Android :)
 

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That is really funny -- because Windows is objectively more open than the biggest Linux derived operating system distribution - called Android :)
Not at all. Can just sideload the APK from their website. Satya Nadella doesn't know what he is talking about.
 

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Not at all. Can just sideload the APK from their website. Satya Nadella doesn't know what he is talking about.
For technical users. There is a lot of things you can't do without rooting your device. Google gives scary warnings when side-loading. There is a reason why Epic has filed suit against Google. If sideloading was so easy then developers wouldn't be giving Google a 30% cut of revenue :)
 

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For technical users. There is a lot of things you can't do without rooting your device. Google gives scary warnings when side-loading. There is a reason why Epic has filed suit against Google. If sideloading was so easy then developers wouldn't be giving Google a 30% cut of revenue :)
It's just one prompt unlike Windows where you get it everytime you want to install something.

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