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