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If you think the tech giants merely want to ban Infowars, think again: Here’s the list of what they’ll ban next – Dave Hodges

If you think the tech giants merely want to ban Infowars, think again: Here’s the list of what they’ll ban next - Dave Hodges

The left-wing media has turn into a harmful lynch mob, desperately calling for Infowars to be utterly “deplatformed” (blacklisted) from all outstanding on-line platforms.

The requires such drastic censorship motion towards Infowars censor round an array of completely false accusations which fraudulently assert that Alex Jones claimed no youngsters died in the Parkland shootings — a declare that’s completely false and fraudulent. Jones by no means uttered any such factor, and nobody has produced a single video clip of him making such an assertion.

Regardless of your opinion of Alex Jones and Infowars, what’s at stake for all of us is way larger than one man and one community. Our very proper to categorical any dissenting view is now being threatened. Infowars is straightforward the precedent, you see: If they achieve blacklisting Infowars, then Pure Information and lots of of different unbiased media publishers are next.

If the tech giants usually are not reeled in with aggressive legislative, regulatory or regulation enforcement motion, you will quickly be blocked from expressing any on-line opinion in any way about the following subjects:

  • Vaccine security / vaccine components / vaccine unwanted effects
  • Dialogue of the well being advantages of CBD oil or hashish drugs
  • Criticisms of Democrats or the liberal media
  • Medicine negative effects and risks of psychiatric medicine
  • Self-reliance and prepping instruction / survival movies
  • Pure cures and natural cures
  • Political discussions that aren’t “approved” by the authoritarian Left
  • Investigations into censorship itself
  • Professional-liberty discussions of historical past / America / the Structure / Invoice of Rights
  • Any criticism of transgenderism or the LGBT agenda
  • Defending nationwide borders / border safety
  • Self-protection by way of firearms / Second Modification
  • Opposing abortion / defending the lives of unborn infants
  • House education

That is solely a partial list, clearly, as there are an excellent many different subjects that will even be banned from all the dominant on-line platforms.

If we don’t demand an finish to the tech giants’ outrageous censorship, we’ll quickly get up and discover ourselves dwelling in a world the place solely a single “official” opinion is allowed to be expressed on any given matter. Even worse, that opinion might be determined by a deranged left-wing activist group with no loyalty to actuality.

So, what can we do to battle again towards the aggressive, damaging censorship being carried out by tech giants?

From my report “The Censorship Master Plan Decoded,” out there at this hyperlink (PDF), right here’s a list of 13 potential options that want to be urgently explored by lawmakers, regulators and President Trump:

 

1) DECLARE THE DOMINANT ONLINE PLATFORMS OF SPEECH TO BE “PUBLIC COMMONS” COMMUNICATIONS INFRASTRUCTURE, ESSENTIAL FOR INDIVIDUAL PARTICIPATION IN MODERN SOCIETY

When a web-based platform reaches over 50% market penetration in its applicable sector (resembling social media, search, movies, and so on.) it must be deemed an “essential service” for the public at giant, making it topic to legal guidelines and laws that prohibit discriminatory censorship.

2) OUTLAW THE CENSORING OF CONTENT BASED ON POLITICAL VIEWS OR “UNPOPULAR” VIEWS ON SCIENCE, MEDICINE, HISTORY AND RELIGION

As half of the legislative and regulatory reforms which might be wanted in the present day, lawmakers ought to particularly identify content material areas (material) that are protected by these legal guidelines. Protected subjects should embrace politics, science, drugs, historical past, faith, sexuality and others.

three) REQUIRE INTERNET GATEKEEPERS TO OPEN ALL THEIR BLACK BOXES AND PUBLISH THEIR RANKING ALGORITHMS

To halt the “voodoo” black field algorithm tweaking that artificially boosts left-wing information publishers whereas punishing conservative or unbiased websites, dominant serps, video platforms and social media platforms should publicly disclose their rating algorithms, feed broadcast algorithms and different inner engines which decide public visibility of content material.

four) REQUIRE TECH GIANTS TO PUBLICLY DISCLOSE THEIR CENSORSHIP, DEPLATFORMING AND DOWN-RANKING CONTENT POLICIES

If tech giants are going to ban content material creators for expressing conservative concepts, such corporations should publicly and unambiguously disclose that that is their coverage. Fairly than hiding behind the false justifications of “hate speech” or “fake news,” tech giants have to be trustworthy about naming the philosophies and concepts they’re going to ban.

For instance, YouTube should publicly state that it doesn’t permit movies selling CBD or medicinal hemp. Fb should state that professional-Trump speech might be banned. And Twitter should state that if you problem demise threats to individuals whereas being a conservative, you can be banned, but when you challenge dying threats whereas being a liberal, such assaults can be brazenly tolerated.

5) FINE INTERNET GATEKEEPERS FOR COMMITTING SELECTIVE, POLITICALLY-MOTIVATED CENSORSHIP

Enact legal guidelines that permit the FTC or FCC to problem giant fines when dominant tech giants interact in politically-motivated censorship. Such fines ought to begin at $1 billion and go up from there.

6) INVOKE RICO ACT INDICTMENTS AND PROSECUTIONS AGAINST FACEBOOK, ALPHABET AND OTHER INTERNET GATEKEEPERS FOR WAGING MAFIA-STYLE CAMPAIGNS OF INTIMIDATION AND OPPRESSION

On the regulation enforcement aspect, Fb and different tech giants are already engaged in racketeering actions which might be prosecuted underneath present regulation. This might, of course, first require reestablishing the essential of the rule of regulation at each the FBI and DOJ. Maybe Robert Mueller ought to drop the difficulty of Russian jokers and as an alternative take up the investigation of American tech traitors.

7) SEEK CRIMINAL INDICTMENTS AGAINST FACEBOOK, GOOGLE, YOUTUBE AND TWITTER FOR INTERFERING IN THE 2018 ELECTIONS AND COMMITTING WHAT ROBERT MUELLER CALLS A “CONSPIRACY TO DEFRAUD THE UNITED STATE OF AMERICA”

Robert Mueller charged a Russian firm with trying to defraud the United States of America by operating advertisements on Fb. But what Fb itself does to silence conservative voices throughout America is a much more critical try to defraud America and sway elections. By silencing conservative voices in a coordinated, malicious marketing campaign, tech giants are proper now trying to “steal” the 2018 mid-time period elections.

eight) PASS LAWS THAT ALLOW INDIVIDUALS WHO HAVE BEEN CENSORED FOR POLITICAL REASONS TO SUE THE DOMINANT ONLINE PLATFORMS FOR ACTUAL DAMAGES AND PUNITIVE DAMAGES

A method to halt on-line censorship by tech giants is to make it financially unwise for them to interact in such actions. This may be achieved by passing legal guidelines that permit the victims of censorship — whose private lives, skilled lives and small companies have been destroyed — to sue the tech giants for damages.

9) REQUIRE INTERNET GATEKEEPERS TO BE TRANSPARENT ABOUT SHADOW BANNING, CONTENT BANNING AND ACCOUNT BANNING

When on-line platforms interact in shadow banning, they have to be clear with content material creators about the extent of that ban. As an alternative of “secret” bans — that are equal to a secret courtroom — tech giants have to be clear about their algorithms, bans and content material down-rating actions.

10) REQUIRE INTERNET GATEKEEPERS TO FOLLOW A TRANSPARENT DUE PROCESS PROCEDURE THAT ALLOWS CONTENT CREATORS TO APPEAL CENSORSHIP DECISIONS

Content material creators are presently denied due course of by tech giants, who secretly determine punishments utterly outdoors something resembling due course of. This should change, and a course of have to be created that permits content material creators to current proof of their protection, obtain “discovery” of claims towards them, attraction censorship selections and pursue different customary guidelines of authorized illustration. No extra secret Google courts.

11) SET UP AN INDEPENDENT ARBITRATION COMMISSION THAT ISSUES BINDING DECISIONS ON CENSORSHIP GRIEVANCES BROUGHT BY INDEPENDENT PUBLISHERS AND CONTENT CREATORS

One other worthy concept is to create an unbiased arbitration fee that hears all censorship / deplatforming / shadow banning instances, and to which Google, Fb, YouTube and different tech giants should confer authority. Content material creators would have the proper to take part in the proceedings whereas providing proof of their protection. Prices for arbitration can be paid by the loser.

Underneath this technique, if a tech big wished to ban somebody, they might have to file a case with the third get together arbitration group which might alert the consumer to the case in order that they might seem of their protection. No bans might be carried out with out the determination authority of the arbitration entity, and all selections can be brazenly revealed for public evaluation.

An identical process is presently in place relating to area identify mental property disputes.

12) OUTLAW EMAIL ISPs FROM INTERFERING WITH THE DELIVERY OF EMAIL THAT HAS BEEN REQUESTED BY END USERS

Simply as it’s presently unlawful for people or organizations to intrude with the supply of the U.S. mail, it also needs to be unlawful for ISPs (resembling gmail) to intrude with the supply of e mail that’s requested by the finish consumer. The continued interference of e mail publication supply is an insidious type of selective censorship.

13) BREAK UP GOOGLE, FACEBOOK, TWITTER AND OTHER TECH GIANTS UNDER ANTITRUST LEGISLATION

If the U.S. authorities has the authority to break up Normal Oil and AT&T, it additionally has the authority to break up monopolies in the on-line area. The acute, monopolistic abuse of energy now routinely demonstrated by Google, Fb and different tech giants is offering clear justification for antitrust authorized motion that might finish the monopolies and decentralize the tech gatekeepers.

Contact your representatives in Washington D.C. immediately and urge them to take aggressive motion towards the tech giants

We’re in emergency mode proper now, with tech giants having utterly blacklisted the TheHealthRanger YouTube channel, down-ranked all Pure Information content material, shadow banned the whole pure well being indy media on Fb, and now the push is on to obliterate the unbiased media altogether.

Instantly name your representatives in Washington D.C. and demand laws motion to halt the malicious censorship being carried out by tech giants.

The capitol switchboard telephone quantity for senators is (202) 224-3121. The telephone quantity for representatives is (202) 255-3121.

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