A state legislator in Michigan is taking action against Orwellian censorship by Big Tech monopolists, filing a bill that would ban “viewpoint discrimination” on the monolithic corporate platforms.
State Rep. John Reilly of Oakland Township introduced House Bill 4801 (HB4801) in response to the Project Veritas’ hidden camera revelations showing that Google was actively engaging in electoral interference heading into the 2020 elections to prevent Donald Trump’s re-election.
“This isn’t a question of property rights. This is a question of fraud,” Reilly said in a press release about his legislation. “In this modern era, social media networks are the new public square. Banning – and worse, secretly banning while deceiving the user into believing their content is being shared equally – excludes individuals from public life.”
“Social media companies cannot eat their cake and have it too. They cannot enjoy the privileges of being a platform, such as immunity from liability for users’ content, while also enjoying the privileges of being a publisher to control what everyone may or may not say on their network,” he added.
Michigan HB4801 would alter the state’s Consumer Protection Act to ban “a provider of an interactive computer service” that claims it is “viewpoint neutral, impartial, or nonbiased” from being able to “block a user’s speech; censor a user’s speech; ban a user; remove a user’s speech; shadow ban a user; deplatform a user; deboost a user; demonetize a user; otherwise restrict the speech of a user” based on their political views.
If tech giants refuse to abide by the provisions of the legislation, individuals would be empowered to file civil suits for monetary damages in the Michigan court of law.
While the anti-conservative Silicon Valley corporations may believe they are unstoppable, legislators such as Reilly intend to put them in their place before their Big Brother machinations can ultimately come to fruition.
HB4801 will need to pass the House Communications and Technology Committee before it can be considered in the House for a full vote.
UNREAL: Minneapolis City Councilman Proposes Disbanding Police After Widespread Looting and Mayhem
Leftism means the death of civilization.
Far-left Minneapolis city councilman Steve Fletcher is actually floating the idea of disbanding the police while his streets are on fire with businesses being looted and the public in grave danger due to the riotous mob.
Fletcher, who represents his constituents in Ward 3, is talking about getting rid of cops and letting chaos and disorder reign.
All of our partner institutions are making the choice to sever ties with MPD. I'm hearing from more and more of my constituents who want to do the same. https://t.co/mSC2i2c7kG
— Steve Fletcher – Minneapolis Ward 3 (@MplsWard3) June 4, 2020
“I don’t know yet, though several of us on the council are working on finding out, what it would take to disband the MPD and start fresh with a community-oriented, non-violent public safety and outreach capacity,” Fletcher wrote in another Tweet.
“Our city needs a public safety capacity that doesn’t fear our residents. That doesn’t need a gun at a community meeting. That considers itself part of our community. That doesn’t resort quickly to pepper spray when people are understandably angry. That doesn’t murder black men,” he continued.
“We can totally reimagine what public safety means, what skills we’re recruiting for, what tools we do and don’t need. We can invest in cultural competency and mental health training, de-escalation and conflict resolution,” Fletcher added.
Fletcher is using flowery language to mask his notion of allowing criminal gangs to run wild throughout Minneapolis. Before the Floyd case, violent crime was already spiraling out of control as black mobs targeted and capriciously attacked random white people in broad daylight:
Minneapolis police are asking their City Council to fund 14 more officers to deal with a crime wave, as mobs of roving young men are regularly targeting drunk men for vicious gang beat-downs.
Law enforcement are requesting three more investigators, eight additional neighborhood outreach officers, and three more traffic enforcement personnel. Mayor Jacob Frey is standing with Police Chief Medaria Arradondo, arguing that more officers are necessary to deal with this growing problem.
Business owners have complained about the gang beat-downs, which may be racially motivated. One recent instance occurred at Target Field Plaza and happened in broad daylight. It involved a group of African-American men targeting a lone Caucasian individual, knocking him unconscious, stomping his body, throwing a potted plant on him, and then crushing him with a bicycle during a robbery.
“I don’t think I have ever seen anything like what I saw at Target Field,” said Ken Sherman, who owns 7 Steakhouse and Sushi.
“Look, stealing is one thing. But the level of viciousness goes far beyond I think anything any of us who are civil people imagine,” Sherman added.
There is a 53 percent increase in robberies year-to-year in Minneapolis since 2018. Mayor Frey believes a greater police presence would help send the message that this type of behavior will not be tolerated.
“We want officers out there on the street walking the beat, preventing some of these serious crimes before they take place to begin with,” Frey said.
He is not getting much support from the city council, as there are several councilmembers who are happy to keep the status quo in place.
“I want to tie our investments to structural change that improves the performance of the police department,” councilman Steve Fletcher said.
“Then we do need to careful about who we’re targeting. Because you’re basically criminalizing standing on the street,” Fletcher added.
Sherman believes that the city is suffering because of the soft-on-crime policies pushed by liberal public officials.
“I think the core of the problem is a city council that is more concerned about being politically correct than making people safe,” Sherman said.
The white guilt of soft, weak, cowardly leftists like Fletcher will doom Western Civilization forever, with the savages reigning supreme over the former land of the free.
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