To think this is the future liberals want for the United States is truly beyond the pale!
Another Big Tech clampdown on free speech online appears to be forthcoming after the European Union agreed in principle on more online censorship laws on Saturday.
Members of the European Union have agreed on a new set of laws that will force Big Tech to take proactive action against “hate speech” and “disinformation online”.
The new Digital Services Act now appears likely to result in even further clampdowns on free speech online, with sites with more than 45 million active users to be forced to more actively police content deemed to be either illegal or “harmful”, with “disinformation” also being a major target of the newly agreed legislation.
According to a report by Euronews, all 27 EU member-states have agreed in principle to the new measures, which will see the likes of Amazon, Twitter, and Google fined for up to six percent of their global revenue should they go against the act once implemented.
“Platforms should be transparent about their content moderation decisions, prevent dangerous disinformation from going viral and avoid unsafe products being offered on the market places,” one EU official said.
Meanwhile, European Commission president Ursula von der Leyen has claimed the measure will actually protect freedom of speech — though did not mention the provisional inclusion of so-called “hate speech” in her statement posted online — and that it would allow users to challenge content moderation decisions either in or outside of court.
“The DSA will upgrade the ground rules for all online services in the EU,” the Commission president said. “It will ensure that the online environment remains a safe space, safeguarding freedom of expression and opportunities for digital businesses.”
“It gives practical effect to the principle that what is illegal offline, should be illegal online,” she claimed.
This insidious level of censorship has been in the works for a while now over in Europe just as rumblings of Elon Musk’s potential deal with Twitter here in America threaten the government stronghold on Big Tech.
We’re truly in a fight of good vs. evil — a fight many conservatives are not prepared to fight — given their incessant kowtowing to the progressive left.
The brilliance of liberal evil is its ability to completely strip the population of their fundamental right to free speech and then sell it back to you disguised as a pro-free speech product.
The insanity is overwhelming!
Author: Ann Taylor