Democrat Senator Richard Pan's bill that he just introduced in California, “SB1424 Internet: social media: false information: strategic plan,” is about as fascist as a bill can be.
On its face, the bill targets social media based in California. However, upon reading the bill, it's quite evident that social media is defined as any blog, website, and more broadly, ANY FORM of communication!
The bill is titled “SB1424 Internet: social media: false information: strategic plan.”
It targets social media based in California. But as you read the bill, you see it appears to define social media as any Internet blog, website, or communication.
SB1424 is brief. Read it:
This bill would require any person who operates a social media, as defined, Internet Web site with a physical presence in California to develop a strategic plan to verify news stories shared on its Web site. The bill would require the plan to include, among other things, a plan to mitigate the spread of false information through news stories, the utilization of fact-checkers to verify news stories, providing outreach to social media users, and placing a warning on a news story containing false information.
(a) Any person who operates a social media Internet Web site with physical presence in California shall develop a strategic plan to verify news stories shared on its Internet Web site.
(b) The strategic plan shall include, but is not limited to, all of the following:
(1) A plan to mitigate the spread of false information through news stories.
(2) The utilization of fact-checkers to verify news stories.
(3) Providing outreach to social media users regarding news stories containing false information.
(4) Placing a warning on a news story containing false information.
(c) As used in this section, “social media” means an electronic service or account, or electronic content, including, but not limited to, videos, still photographs, blogs, video blogs, podcasts, instant and text messages, email, online services or accounts, or Internet Web site profiles or locations.
The bill would require a plan that would mitigate the spread of “fake news”, the use of “fact-checkers” to verify all news stories and placing warning labels on news stories deemed to contain “false information.”
While liberals finger point at President Trump while screaming ‘fascist', they are blind to the true fascism taking over of their own party. Or, perhaps they see it but are fooled into believing somehow that such fascist measures are necessary to deal with the alleged fascism that they sheepishly call out. Either way, it's painfully obvious that the kool-aid has completely incapacitated their ability for rational thought. Such people present the worst kind of danger to any civilized, free-loving people.
Source: The Gateway Pundit