“Ye are the salt of the earth: but if the salt have lost his savour, wherewith shall it be salted? it is thenceforth good for nothing, but to be cast out, and to be trodden under foot of men.” -Matthew 5:13
How true it is, you do not know what you have got until it is gone and in America, there are far too many that are willing to let it go, especially when it comes to their freedom of speech (1st Amendment of the Bill of Rights).
America is called “the light of the world” and yet, she is allowing her light to go out to the likes of those who are unlawfully and illegally doing so (Matthew 5:13)!
Well, as Americans do nothing but complain, if they are even doing that, Poland is not putting up with Facebook and Twitter’s illegal censorship any longer!
Poland to fine social media giants $2.2m every time they censor free speech
Do you think the rest of the world needs to start thinking a lot more like Poland?
A new law is due to be passed in Poland that would fine Big Tech firms a staggering $2.2 million every time they unconstitutionally censor lawful free speech online.
While liberal governments in western nations seek to fine social media giants Facebook and Twitter for failing to remove so-called “hate speech,” Poland is taking a refreshingly different approach.
“Under its provisions, social media services will not be allowed to remove content or block accounts if the content on them does not break Polish law.”
“In the event of removal or blockage, a complaint can be sent to the platform, which will have 24 hours to consider it.”
“Within 48 hours of the decision, the user will be able to file a petition to the court for the return of access. The court will consider complaints within seven days of receipt and the entire process is to be electronic.”
Polish Justice Minister Zbigniew Ziobro made clear that the legal initiative was designed to fight censorship.
Ziobro asserted that it wouldn’t impact the right of people who have been slandered or defamed to pursue justice.
“Often, the victims of tendencies for ideological censorship are also representatives of various groups operating in Poland, whose content is removed or blocked, just because they express views and refer to values that are unacceptable from the point of view of communities… with an ever-stronger influence on the functioning of social media,” Ziobro stated.
“We realize that it is not an easy topic,” he continued.
“We realize that on the internet there should also be a sphere of guarantees for everybody who feels slandered, a sphere of limitation of various content which may carry with it a negative impact on the sphere of other people’s freedom,” he said.
“But we would like to propose such tools that will enable both one side and the other to call for the decision of a body that will be able to adjudicate whether content appearing on such and such a social media account really violates personal rights, whether it can be eliminated, or whether there is censorship.”
This should be the model for all developed countries that value free speech, especially the United States.
In conclusion: Maybe Americans should take a look at the price paid for their freedoms before turning the other cheek in forfeiting their God-given rights to the enemies of righteousness (John 3:16).
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