His daughter, Alison Parker, was a journalist who was murdered on reside tv in August 2015. Andy Parker has unsuccessfully petitioned YouTube and Fb to take away the video.
” … [T]hese tech firms revenue from my daughter’s homicide,” he stated. “They revenue from violence. They revenue from graphic content material.”
“And so, after we did not hear … another response from the [Federal Trade Commission], I believed, ‘You already know, I’ve completed every little thing I can to advance this as a personal citizen, and the one subsequent step that I can do is to run for Congress and struggle it via Congress.’”
“As a result of that is the place it’ll change,” he added. “It is going to have to alter with congressional motion.”
Parker stated there’s bipartisan concern, including that “there are literally thousands of individuals [who] have had this difficulty and had issues and abuse.”
” … [F]or all of the fantastic issues that Google and Fb have created, there’s this underbelly that we’re seeing,” he stated. “And I believe the best answer — and it will not be the most well-liked — is you remove their safety from any legal responsibility. And if individuals have reliable lawsuits, allow them to have their day in court docket. I am unable to do it, as a result of they’ve limitless safety.”
” … [I]f they needed to have the identical oversight that Fox Information does or The Washington Put up or any reliable information outlet — in the event that they needed to go abide by those self same editorial requirements — you would not see these items,” he concluded.