Big tech titans aren’t just rapidly choking free speech.
They’re also spending big on politics to put their thumbs on the scale directly.
But one new bill could make Mark Zuckerberg and the rest of the Big Tech censorship mafia think twice about operations in this key 2020 state.
A new bill could force Big Tech to make a huge change in how they operate.
Two state Senators in Pennsylvania are attempting to fight back against Big Tech by allowing state residents to sue social media companies that censor users for political reasons.
The measure follows in the footsteps of a proposal first floated by Florida governor Ron DeSantis.
If Florida and Pennsylvania are successful, it could be a localized solution to a growing problem.
From Just the News:
“Two Pennsylvania state Senators said recently they want to hold social media companies accountable for religious or political censorship. Sens. Doug Mastriano, R-Gettysburg, and Scott Hutchinson, R-Oil City, said their Senate Bill 604, also called the Social Media Accountability Act, would create a private right of action to allow residents to sue social media companies like Facebook, Youtube and Twitter for banning or censoring their account due to sharing religious or political beliefs on the platform.”
Social media has become the public square.
Since these multinational companies don’t truly believe in a culture of free speech, it chills debate around the country.
And Democrat politicians are using that to their advantage.
They’re strong-arming companies like Facebook and Twitter to find creative ways to ban conservative and counter-narrative opinions.
Their current crutch is battling “disinformation.”
Just the News continued:
“A censored or banned user can seek up to $75,000 in statutory damages, attorneys’ fees, and other forms of relief, the senators said. One of the bill provisions requires the social media company to notify the user as to why their account was banned or disabled within 30 days and offer a course of action for reinstatement. Mastriano described the proposal as an effective way to uphold the first amendment by fighting back against Big Tech companies that are limiting free speech.”
Republicans and conservatives are finally pushing back against Big Tech.
The Right have been understandably reluctant to use the power of government to rein in these companies, but the reality is that they’re already behaving like state actors.
The choice isn’t between political action or no political action; it’s between Democrats using political action to punish Republicans while they do nothing, or Republicans using political action in kind to preserve free speech.
The Right can’t continue to hem and haw while Democrats are looking for dangerous ways to make political defeat impossible.
Stay tuned to Unmuzzled News for any updates to this ongoing story.