Dems have a fever and the only cure is abolishing the First Amendment of the Bill of Rights.
They tried getting cute by calling speech they don’t like “misinformation” and trying to build a corrupt infrastructure of media fact-checkers dictating to Big Tech monopolies which opposition speech should be removed.
Now they’re stopped pretending.
White House communications figures are openly telling Facebook what to take down and describing themselves as targeting “conservative” content and the woman who eats salad with a comb has an exciting new bill to abolish the First Amendment when it comes to COVID “misinformation”.
Sen. Amy Klobuchar introduced a bill Thursday that would strip online platforms such as Facebook Inc. and Twitter Inc. of liability protections if their technology spreads misinformation about coronavirus vaccines or other public-health emergencies.
The bill, which Ms. Klobuchar (D., Minn.) has previously telegraphed was in the works, would create an exception to the law known as Section 230 that shields internet platforms from lawsuits for content generated by their users and other third parties.
This, like everything that comes out of Amy’s mouth, is insane gibberish.
Klobuchar, who was Hennepin County’s chief prosecutor, either doesn’t understand the most basic parts of the law, doesn’t care, or is prepping for some future totalitarian abolition of the First Amendment.
Or it’s simple intimidation.
It’s not against the law (yet) to claim that the vaccines will turn you into a werewolf. So there’s no criminal liability here. Liability in injury lawsuits would have to involve some idiot suing Facebook because he got took advice that someone else posted on the platform.
This would be a tall order even if said idiot were suing NBC News over bad health advice, let alone a platform that hosted it.
The bill would designate HHS to determine what constitutes health misinformation and to act after consultation with other federal agencies and outside experts.
Klobuchar plans to have the government determine what speech is allowed and then suspend the Bill of Rights in the case of a public health emergency to be declared by the government.
What is her actual plan?
And at the same time, the misinformation on the internet, which is something I’m personally taking on is outrageous. These are the biggest richest companies in the world that control these platforms, and they’ve got to take this crap off. We’re in a public health crisis — we still are — we’ve seen major improvement thanks to the vaccines, the ingenuity of people, Biden administration getting this out, but this is holding us back. Two-thirds of the people that are not vaccinated believe something that they read on the internet. That’s all the facts I need. That’s from a Kaiser Foundation Report.
So I’m going to introduce a bill to limit the misinformation on vaccines by saying you guys are liable if you don’t take it off your platforms.
Liable for what?
The government dictating content to a social media monopoly that controls 80% of social media is de facto government censorship.
And that’s an attack on the Constitution.