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Poland Takes a Stand Against Big Tech – Will Fine Companies Up to $13.5 Million Per Case for Censorship


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Take note American politicians.

This is what the overwhelming majority of Americans desire.

Protection of free speech.

Not Big Tech Overlords deciding what public discourse is acceptable based on their political ideology.

One nation dropped the hammer on Big Tech and moved to protect free speech for its citizens.

That country is Poland, a nation that underwent a Communist regime for decades in the 20th century.

I think they know a thing or two about censorship and authoritative governments.

Many naĂŻve Americans don’t think this sort of thing can happen here.

But you can never underestimate the ruthless tyrants that run these Big Tech companies.

And they collude with corrupt Democrats to silence dissent and opposition.

Smells a lot like communism if you ask me.

We should always listen to those who lived in former (or current) Communist regimes and learn how to protect our free speech.

Here’s more on Poland’s proposed legislation:

Fox News reported on the story:

Social media companies that censor users or remove posts for ideological reasons could soon face fines in Poland in a world-first attempt to curb the power of Big Tech through legislation.

Speaking to Fox News, the architect of the law, Deputy Polish Justice Minister Sebastian Kaleta, said social media companies have for too long been targeting conservatives, Christianity and traditional values by banning them and removing posts and the Polish government is saying “enough!”

“We see that when Big Tech decides to remove content for political purposes, it’s mostly content which praises traditional values or praises conservatism,” he said, “and it is deleted under their ‘hate speech policy’ when it has no legal right to do so.”

Under the new legislation, any platform that bans a user would face fines of $13.5 million unless the content is also illegal under Polish law. An arbitration committee would be set up to oversee disputes.

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Tech companies had reached a point where they were deciding what was legal and what was not — but that was not their role, Kaleta says.

“Freedom of speech is not something that anonymous moderators working for private companies should decide,” he said. “Instead, that is for the national body; duly elected officials and all industries, car, phones, finance — were unregulated till they grew too large — the same should happen with Big Tech.”

He added that the removal of former U.S. President Donald Trump from social media platforms was just another example of Big Tech overreach and set a dangerous precedent.

“It’s very disturbing because if Big Tech sees themselves as an organization empowered enough to ban a sitting president of the U.S., it sends a message to the world –that we can ban anyone, whenever we want,” he added.

Poland spent 45 years under communism, and Kaleta says that experience has taught it the value of free speech and that when the country sees these disturbing new trends toward censorship, the red light goes on.

It’s time for the American politicians who keep barking about Big Tech censorship to finally put some bite behind it.



 

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