White House wants online platforms to make sure they are not forums for disinformation

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – White House press secretary Jen Psaki said on Tuesday that the administration of President Joe Biden wants online platforms that protect free speech but also ensure they are not forums for disinformation.

Responding to a question about billionaire Elon Musk’s comment that he would reverse the Twitter Inc. ban on former President Donald Trump, Psaki said it’s a decision to be made by a private-sector company who may or may not have access to Twitter Inc. their platforms.

(By Jeff Mason and Nandita Bose in Washington; Editing in Spanish by Juana Casas)