Social media giants such a Facebook, Instagram and Twitter are now defining what is acceptable in society. If they don’t like your politics or beliefs, you are gone. It is essentially a battle over freedom of speech. But Poland has come up with a unique way to deal with Social Media censorship. If passed, under this initiative Big Tech companies could face massive fines if they censor posts that are legal under Polish law.
The Daily Wire explains:
In Poland, an initiative announced in late December could see social media companies fined roughly two million dollars if they remove content or block an account if the content 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,” Poland In reported.
Conservative commentator, Candace Owens, who recently had a run in with Facebook censors has taken a slightly approach.
The Blaze explains:
There has been a lot of talk about big tech censorship following the permanent Twitter ban of President Donald Trump and the loss of thousands of conservative voices during the subsequent “Twitter purge.” While many social media users are looking for new apps to migrate to that are more friendly to free speech, Candace Owens doesn’t appear to be going anywhere. Instead, she is fighting back against social media censorship.
In November, Owens announced that she was launching a lawsuit against Facebook’s fact-checkers. “It is time to fact-check the fact-checkers,” Owens declared.
Owens alleged that the fact-checkers are “activists for the left that shut down your speech if they don’t like it.” The conservative firebrand claimed her Facebook page was unfairly demonetized, and she was suing the fact-checkers for defamation.
In less than two weeks after announcing the lawsuit, one of Facebook’s third-party fact-checkers was forced to issue a correction. Politifact, one of Facebook’s biggest fact-checkers, had to retract a “false” rating it labeled one of Candace’s posts about Joe Biden.