Poland has announced massive fines for tech giants who engage in ideological censorship, as nations begin taking measures to oppose the existential threat to freedom posed by these rogue monopolies.
“We see that when Big Tech decides to remove content for political purposes, it’s mostly content which praises traditional values or praises conservatism,” said Deputy Polish Justice Minister Sebastian Kaleta, “and it is deleted under their ‘hate speech policy’ when it has no legal right to do so.”
Poland is making the move after the system-wide deplatforming of former president Donald Trump, who was blamed for inciting violence at the Jan. 6 demonstration in and around the U.S. Capitol. Monolithic tech corporations openly colluded to muzzle the world’s most popular and influential political figure. If Big Brother could do this to Trump, they could do this to anyone.
“Freedom of speech is not something that anonymous moderators working for private companies should decide,” Kaleta said. “Instead, that is for the national body; duly elected officials and all industries, car, phones, finance — were unregulated till they grew too large — the same should happen with Big Tech.”
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“It’s very disturbing because if Big Tech sees themselves as an organization empowered enough to ban a sitting president of the U.S., it sends a message to the world –that we can ban anyone, whenever we want,” he added.
NEW – Poland to advance new legislation to fine Big Tech platforms up to $13.5 million per case that censor users or remove posts for ideological reasons.
“Poland spent 45 years under communism,” the Deputy Justice Minister says, “it taught us the value of free speech”.
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While most American conservatives are willing to take money from Big Tech and defend their monopolistic behavior as the actions of the “free market,” world leaders who actually wish to preserve freedom for their people are speaking out.
Big League Politics has reported on Russian President Vladimir Putin exposing the hegemony of Big Tech and how their anti-democratic rule threatens the rights of the people:
Russian President Vladimir Putin warned of Big Tech monopolies taking power that can allow them to supersede nation states during a recent address.
Putin made the remarks while giving an speech before a virtual meeting of the World Economic Forum on Wednesday.
“Digital giants play an increasingly significant role in the life of society. There is much talk about it now, especially in connection with the events that happened in the states during the election campaign,” Putin said.
“And those are not just some economic giants now, in some fields, they de facto compete with nations. Their audience includes billions of users who spend a significant part of their lives on those ecosystems,” he added.
Putin is alarmed at the growing influence of these monolithic tech entities that threaten national sovereignty and the rule of law.
“And from those companies’ point of view, their monopoly status is optimal for technological and business processes. Maybe it is, but there is a question: How does this monopolism serve the interest of society? Where is the divide between a successful global business, high-demand services and big data consolidation, and to rudely try to rule society at their own discretion?” Putin asked.
Putin accused Big Tech entities of coming dangerously close to usurping or restricting “the natural human right to decide how to live, what to choose, which position to express freely.”
“We just saw all of these in the states, and everybody understands what I am talking about,” Putin said to conclude his Big Tech rant, perhaps alluding to the electoral heist that happened in America.
Nations like Russia and Poland do not have a slavish devotion to corporate economics that keeps them from protecting their people. They understand the threat Big Tech poses and are proceeding accordingly.