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STOP Censoring or Pay Up! Nebraska Legislature Sends Clear Message to Massive Tech

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One more state legislature has stepped as much as combat rampant Massive Tech censorship. 

Nebraska State Senator Curt Friesen (R) launched the Social Media Fairness Act into the Nebraska state legislature final month, and the legislative physique held a listening to for it Feb. 25. The invoice said that its intention was to curtail the facility of “dominant social media website[s].”

The invoice outlined a “dominant social media website” as “an Web website or software via which a person creates, shares, and interacts with content material … which has greater than seventy-five million subscribers or customers.”

Below the proposal, if a Nebraska resident’s social media account is “disabled, suspended, or censored,” then the social media platform in query “should present digital discover to such particular person or enterprise person inside thirty days after taking such motion.”

The invoice additionally supplied a regular via which people or enterprise customers can maintain Massive Tech accountable. “If the proprietor or operator of the dominant social media website would have violated the First Modification had the proprietor or operator of the dominant social media website been a authorities actor, the proprietor or operator of the dominant social media firm shall be fined 100 thousand {dollars} per violation,” the invoice stated. 

Friesen bashed the dearth of accountability for social media corporations. “Whereas I perceive the significance of stopping violence, unaccountable social media giants — which can be answerable solely to their shareholders — aren’t the suitable entities to make these kinds of choices, particularly when these selections may be made for any cause, with zero due course of or accountability,” he informed native information supply KNEB radio.

Increasingly states have begun to face up in opposition to Massive Tech after Congress has been sluggish to take any motion on the matter. The North Dakota legislature introduced a bill that will maintain Massive Tech “liable in a civil motion for damages to the particular person whose speech is restricted, censored, or suppressed.” Maryland not too long ago enacted a law to tax on-line advert income. Florida Governor Ron DeSantis (R) has additionally outlined legislation to curb on-line censorship by imposing fines on Massive Tech corporations who censor political candidates or intrude with the privateness of Florida residents. 

Conservatives are underneath assault. Contact your representatives and demand that Massive Tech and media suppliers be held to account to reflect the First Modification whereas offering transparency, readability on “hate speech” and equal footing for conservatives. When you’ve got been censored, contact us on the Media Analysis Heart contact form, and assist us maintain Massive Tech accountable.