Journalists against politicians… On October 9 the law for the rectification will be voted in Parliament of news and comments on social networks The idea is to add it to the text of the Ley Orgánica de Protección de Datos and it will form part of the Article 85 of the LOPD (Organic Law on Data Protection) .
The Platform for the Defense of Freedom of Information (PDLI) and the Federation of Journalists Unions (FeSP) make it clear that the right to rectificationin digital media already exists and is included in the current law .
Do politicians want to control the Internet?
What the PP and the PSOE want is that the comments of the social networkscan be rectified, at the request of users in certain situations .
Other groups suggest that they are making excuses for the "fake news" to legislate "Spanish" and harden something that already exists, which will cause legal uncertainty. These have been the words of the current legal director of the Platform for the Defense of Freedom of Information (PDLI) and who is also a lawyer specializing in technology law .
So, if this rectification law is approved, and if it is added to Article 85, we would be giving the power to "Internet" to rectify comments and news on their respective platforms .
In addition, those responsible for social networks, digital platforms and information society services must adopt protocol measures against cases in which the content violates honor, personal and/or family privacy on the Internet, or the basic right to communicate and receive true information .
Forgetfulness or amnesia?
Transfer the right, or rather, the responsibility to act against a content, to companies that totally lack judgments of value, is an act of vandalism against freedom of information .
Leave in the hands of companies the fact of being able to delete, modify, eliminate, alter, hide, omit, exterminate, silence, etc..content is quite dangerous Since they are not the ones who have written said content, and they do not have enough information to assess whether it needs rectification or not .
Now that you know what the law of rectification in social networks is and the dangers it can entail, we would like to know what you think about it .