Proposed Bill to crack down on the Social Media Giants censoring political speech

Independent Member for Hughes, Craig Kelly plans to introduce a Bill in the Australian Federal Parliament to crack down on the market power of the foreign controlled social-media giants and their unilateral censorship of political speech.

Overnight the Florida Senate in the USA passed such a Bill and this gives the Australian Parliament a template to adopt here.

Craig Kelly wants to censor social media giants

The Florida bill, in part, bars social-media companies from removing political candidates from the companies’ platforms. Companies that violate the prohibition could face fines of up to $100,000 a day.

https://www.sun-sentinel.com/news/politics/fl-ne-nsf-florida-senate-approves-social-media-crackdown-20210426-hcbykznscna4ngpyaa5a667nwm-story.html

Member for Hughes Craig Kelly said;

“The ever increasing market power of the foreign controlled social-media giants and their ability to censor political speech is an immediate and direct threat to our democracy.”

“We have seen in Australia Facebook acting as a bully, and self-appointed censor, that believes they are above the law and are the arbiters of truth.”

“Governor De Santis of Florida has acted to hold these social-media giants to account. Australia needs to do the same.

‘I look forward to at least one other member of the Australian House of Representatives being prepared to stand up and be a ‘seconder’ for this Bill, which will enabling me to introduce it on the floor of Parliament in the next session.

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One of the few patriots left who understands the system and how it has been totally subverted under every citizen's nose. If we can help to turn it around we will, otherwise our children will have nothing. Our investigations show there is no 'government' of the people for the people of Australia. The removal of the Crown from Australian Parliaments, followed by the incorporation of Parliaments aided by the Australia Act 1987 has left us with corporate government with policies not laws, that apply only to members of political parties and the public service. There is no law, other than the Common Law. This fact will be borne out in the near future as numerous legal challenges in place now, come to a head soon.

Posted on April 29, 2021, in Facebook, fake news and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. About time Australia did something regarding these media giants.
    The fact that Bill Gates…self appointed guardian of the world….has donated millions of dollars to all major media outlets as well as all major laboratories means that what he says, goes.They jump to immediate attention to do his bidding…to our detriment.
    Now he wants to block the sun, to cut Co2 emissions etc.
    The man is deranged and has to be stopped, otherwise mankind and the world are doomed!

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  2. Finding a seconder, is one thing, getting it passed a recalcitrant mob of crooked pollies is something else.They won’t bite the hand that feeds them.

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