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Banacek
04-09-2018, 01:52 PM
California used to be trumpeted as the cutting edge of American culture.

It still is, except the culture is now all about censoring free speech.

California Senator Richard Pan, who was behind the infamous 2015 law mandating vaccinations for schoolchildren (SB277), has stepped up to the plate and introduced another bill.

This one would clamp down on criticism of ANY Official Story.

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.

https://jonrappoport.wordpress.com/2018/04/09/california-bill-would-shut-down-free-speech/

FlaGator
04-09-2018, 02:09 PM
Yes Mein Fuhrer.

Angry Old White Man
04-09-2018, 02:50 PM
I would think at some point all the money will be shut off there in California and this silliness will be stopped by itself without firing a shot. Anyone with any knowledge of the constitution understands such decrees like this one proposed is destined to be a paper for the dog to crap and Pee on. In a sad way it is laughable that state has allowed itself to become the laughing stock of America. They better be very careful because free Patriots will take only so much before acting and I don't think those dope heads in charge quite understand the concept of being a free country.

Dlr Pyro
04-09-2018, 03:30 PM
how can a state law trump the U.S. Constitution?

Rockntractor
04-09-2018, 05:41 PM
how can a state law trump the U.S. Constitution?
That seems to be what they have been doing for awhile, start arresting California politicians.