Sen. Josh Hawley (R-MO) has emerged as the leading reformer against social media censorship, as he is going after their special immunity privileges under Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act.
As it states right now, Section 230 states that “no provider or user of an interactive computer service shall be treated as the publisher or speaker of any information provided by another information content provider.”
Howley’s bill, the Ending Support for Internet Censorship Act, would remove that exemption for Big Tech firms if they act like publishers instead of neutral platforms. Corporations would have to comply with external audits proving their algorithms and content moderation are not biased.
“With Section 230, tech companies get a sweetheart deal that no other industry enjoys: complete exemption from traditional publisher liability in exchange for providing a forum free of political censorship,” Hawley said in a statement. “Unfortunately, and unsurprisingly, big tech has failed to hold up its end of the bargain.”
“There’s a growing list of evidence that shows big tech companies making editorial decisions to censor viewpoints they disagree with,” Hawley added. “Even worse, the entire process is shrouded in secrecy because these companies refuse to make their protocols public. This legislation simply states that if the tech giants want to keep their government-granted immunity, they must bring transparency and accountability to their editorial processes and prove that they don’t discriminate.”
The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF), the left-leaning civil liberties organization, warns against changing the regulations.
“Though there are important exceptions for certain criminal and intellectual property-based claims, CDA 230 creates a broad protection that has allowed innovation and free speech online to flourish,” the EFF added on their website.
“This legal and policy framework has allowed for YouTube and Vimeo users to upload their own videos, Amazon and Yelp to offer countless user reviews, craigslist to host classified ads, and Facebook and Twitter to offer social networking to hundreds of millions of Internet users,” they added.
The Koch network, which is partnering with George Soros and Silicon Valley to facilitate digital censorship, is particularly angry about Hawley’s bill.
“Senator Hawley’s misguided legislation sets the table for stricter government control over free expression online,” Americans for Prosperity Policy Analyst Billy Easley said in a statement.
“Eroding the crucial protections that exist under Section 230 creates a scenario where government has the ability to police your speech and determine what you can or cannot say online,” Easley added.
ECommerce trade group NetChoice opposes the legislation because they admit that it would restrict the ability of tech giants to censor.
“This bill prevents social media websites from removing dangerous and hateful content, since that could make them liable for lawsuits over any user’s posting” said Carl Szabo, who works as General Counsel at NetChoice, in a statement. “Sen. Hawley’s bill creates an internet where content from the KKK would display alongside our family photos and cat videos.”
Hawley isn’t phased by the critics, and continues to put Big Tech in his crosshairs.
Every time someone calls out Big Tech’s bad behavior, they cry about breaking the internet. A year ago,
Big Tech fought changes to CDA 230 that would stop sex trafficking. Now they want to keep discriminating against conservatives. Whatever makes them $$$
— Josh Hawley (@HawleyMO) June 19, 2019
Full text of the legislation can be seen here.
YouTube Censors Over 500,000 Videos to Protect Globalist COVID-19 Hysteria Narrative
Big Brother has been busy.
The Google-owned video hosting platform, YouTube, has removed over 500,000 videos that cast doubt on the official COVID-19 narrative over the past year.
YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki made the announcement in a letter about the platform’s priorities for the coming year. She is boasting about how her platform is enforcing Big Brother censorship.
“We’ve updated our policies to remove egregious medical misinformation about COVID-19 to prohibit things like saying the virus is a hoax or promoting medically unsubstantiated cures in place of seeking treatment,” Wojcicki wrote.
“We’ve continued to make updates to our COVID-19 policies to stay current with the science, and we’ve removed more than more than half a million videos under these policies since February,” she added.
Wojcicki made it clear that pushing Big Pharma’s experimental vaccines is a driving force behind her censorship agenda. This is part of the mad rush to stick as many people with the shots as quickly as possible before the many negative side-effects can be fully understood.
“We want to help people understand the importance of vaccinations by connecting them with timely information to make informed decisions,” she wrote.
Big League Politics reported last year when YouTube announced their censorship policies, which mandated the removal of all information not approved by the disgraced globalist World Health Organization (WHO):
YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki announced during an appearance on CNN that all information contradicting the official narrative from the discredited and disgraced World Health Organization (WHO) will be scrubbed from the popular video-sharing platform.
Wojcicki talked about how her platform will be “raising authoritative information” and “removing information that is problematic.”
“Of course, everything that is medically unsubstantiated, so people saying like ‘take Vitamin C’, ‘take turmeric’, those all will cure you. Those are examples of things that would be a violation of policy,” she explained.
“Anything that would go against World Health Organization recommendations would be a violation of our policy and so remove is another really important part of our policy,” she added…
YouTube, whose parent company is Google, is following in the footsteps of fellow tech monopoly Facebook. Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has led the way in terms of controlling content, destroying freedom of association, and perfecting the Orwellian nightmare with coronavirus used as the excuse to take power.
The Orwellian nightmare is being realized, and Big Tech entities are openly ushering it in. The current censorship is just the beginning, and it will end with alternative information being choked off permanently as consumers are trapped in a matrix of corporate propaganda.
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