I’ve been saying for the same thing for years.
The new law proposed Monday by López Obrador’s Morena party would open the companies to fines of up to $4.4 million for violating users’ right to free speech. The law would apply only to platforms that have over one million users in Mexico, apparently covering only sites like Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, TikTok or YouTube.
The proposal would allow anyone whose account is blocked or canceled to appeal the decision. The appeals would go first to the company’s own internal committees, which would have 24 hours to affirm or revoke the suspension. Users could then appeal to telecom regulators, and if they don’t like that decision, they could then further appeal cancellations through Mexican courts.
Sen. Ricardo Monreal, the party’s leader in the Senate, hopes to submit the new law for approval in three weeks. …
“I can tell you that at the first G20 meeting we have, I am going to make a proposal on this issue,” López Obrador said. “Yes, social media should not be used to incite violence and all that, but this cannot be used as a pretext to suspend freedom of expression.”
“How can a company act as if it was all-powerful, omnipotent, as a sort of Spanish Inquisition on what is expressed?” he asked. …”
Why can’t we do something like this in the United States?
Why have we allowed ourselves to be muzzled by a politically correct oligarchy? Why do people at the New York Times walk on eggshells and live in terror of crossing these little bastards?
Why is Congress still full of Free Marketeers like Rick Santorum groveling at the feet of Big Tech? We should be following the lead of Mexico and Russia on freedom of speech.