In a February 13, 2021 interview given to JustTheNews by Heartland Institute director Cameron Sholty, he revealed that at least 18 states will be introducing legislation that will protect political views from Big Tech censorship. The move comes as the Congress have failed to enforce or tweak Section 230 of the Communications Decency and the deplatforming of several high-profile individuals.
Through the legislation, Sholty says, citizens can “seek potentially large financial damages against platforms which censor, ban or deplatform them” [this is similar to a new legislation introduced by Poland, see Poland to pass a law fining Facebook and Twitter every time they censor free speech].
Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis aptly summarized the rampant issue with Big Tech. He says, “these platforms have changed from neutral platforms that provided Americans with the freedom to speak to enforcers of preferred narratives”.
Editor’s Note: People are awakening to the unlimited power of Big Tech companies in manipulating and controlling public perception. The legislations that will be rolled out by the states are instrumental to protecting and reclaiming the right to free speech. But the fight doesn’t end there. We must be vigilant of concessions that Big Tech is willing to do in order to protect their business interests.
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