Monday, July 26, 2021

Please support the 21st Century FREE Speech Act. Introducted by USA Senator Bill Hagerty. Regulate Big Tech like common carriers.


Please support the 21st Century FREE Speech Act.

by Tom Forrest


Senator Hagerty stated:
For too long Americans have watched Big Tech trample on the principles of the First Amendment.

Free speech, freedom of thought and belief, free assembly and the open exchange of ideas. As more information is filtered through online platforms, the First Amendment is becoming a dead letter. That’s why I’m taking action to hold these corporations accountable.

Today, I’m introducing the 21st Century Foundation for the Right to Express and Engage in Speech Act (or the 21st Century FREE Speech Act), which would restore the Bill of Rights, rather than the whims of big companies, as the guide for what Americans can say or hear in today’s public square.

The modern public square is dominated by ubiquitous platforms facing little meaningful competition.
Instead of being accountable to consumers or voters, the companies that dominate communication today use opaque, inconsistent practices to control the information Americans get to see and discuss. As Justice Clarence Thomas noted in a recent Supreme Court opinion, common carriers - such as trains or phone networks, which are essential to everyday goings-on, connecting people and information have historically been subject “to special regulations, including a general requirement to serve all comers” without discrimination. The same logic should apply today to Big Tech.

While the bill allows for limited content moderation to maintain family-friendly environments, its regulation of tech companies as common carriers means that all Americans will be able to access them on reasonable, non-discriminatory terms.

The tech platforms will also have to disclose their content moderation techniques to users, meaning that platforms will not be able to create discriminatory technology without users knowing. Users will also have a private right of action against tech companies, allowing them to sue any company that violates these principles.

USA Senator Hagerty’s legislation aims to: 

1. Abolish Section 230 in favor of narrower liability protection that reflects its original purpose and that cannot be used as a license for politically-biased censorship. 

2. Update common-carrier laws in light of Big Tech’s role as today’s dominant communications platforms to ensure that Americans have reasonable, non-discriminatory access to the largest tech platforms. 

3. Require Big Tech to disclose its content moderation practices to users, so that American consumers understand and control the information they receive. 

4. Prohibit political censorship by Big Tech corporations.


I am disappointed with the Republican party for not passing these new laws when they controlled all three branches of the USA government.

Now it is still possible to pass these new laws, as some of the key Democrats also want to break up Big Tech and stop unfair online censorship. 

Some socialist/communist Democrats that might be paid off by Google (follow the money/political donations), and enjoy the benefits of this unfair censorship of Conservatives, want to pretend that there is no censorship of Conservatives, which is total bullshit.
This article and entire blog is unfairly censored by Microsoft/Bing and Google.
Big Tech is colluding to illegally interfere in our elections.

USA Supreme Court Justice Thomas singled out the owners of Google and Facebook by name, arguing that the firms are currently unaccountable personal fiefdoms with massive power.

“Although both companies are public, one person controls Facebook (Mark Zuckerberg), and just two control Google (Larry Page and Sergey Brin),” Thomas wrote.

Until recently, Republicans were more reluctant to regulate Big Tech platforms, but there was a dramatic shift in response to Facebook, Google and Twitter censoring The Post’s reporting in October on a laptop formerly belonging to Hunter Biden that appeared to implicate his father in overseas business deals in China and Ukraine.


Adam Candeub, a tenured law professor at Michigan State University and expert in communications and antitrust law, has praised USA Senator Hagerty’s bill.


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 YouTube/Google is unfairly deleting comments.
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