Are American legislators actually JEALOUS of China’s Draconian internet regulations?
Think about how polarized politics are right now, and what the implications of the following law would be:
Here’s the link to the proposed legislation.
If the block of text makes your head swim, here is a more user-friendly formatting:
From New York Assembly Bill 5323, introduced by Assemblyman David I. Weprin and (as Senate Bill 4561 by state Sen. Tony Avella), a bill aimed at securing a “right to be forgotten”:
Within 30 days of a ”request from an individual,”
“all search engines and online speakers] shall remove … content about such individual, and links or indexes to any of the same, that is ‘inaccurate’, ‘irrelevant’, ‘inadequate’ or ‘excessive,’ ”
“and without replacing such removed … content with any disclaimer [or] takedown notice.”
“ ‘[I]naccurate’, ‘irrelevant’, ‘inadequate’, or ‘excessive’ shall mean content,”
“which after a significant lapse in time from its first publication,”
“is no longer material to current public debate or discourse,”
“especially when considered in light of the financial, reputational and/or demonstrable other harm that the information … is causing to the requester’s professional, financial, reputational or other interest,”
“with the exception of content related to convicted felonies, legal matters relating to violence, or a matter that is of significant current public interest, and as to which the requester’s role with regard to the matter is central and substantial.”
Failure to comply would make the search engines or speakers liable for, at least, statutory damages of $250/day plus attorney fees. — WP
Monetary punishments for correct use of free speech?
Because someone didn’t like what was said about them? We have news TODAY that’s falsely implicating someone.
For MONTHS the Left have been conjuring Russians out of thin air. Becuase it serves their narrative.
Should that be stricken from the record if their witch-hunt turns up empty? Should the intensity of their desire for that story being confirmed disappear from the public record? Isn’t that desire JUST as much a part of the story as the Russian angle itself?
Shouldn’t it remain a matter of public record, for instance, that Buzzfeed and CNN ran that stupid hookers story? Or do they get to whitewash that stain on their credibility?
It might become relevant to future historians studying the context of 2017 political discourse. Should they be forbidden to learn from history?
But that’s just one implication of this bill.
There are all KINDS of negative implications here.
Should COMICS who have commented on the news of the day pull their jokes? Commentators pull their entire podcast if it happens to reference a story with a single detail that they are trying to make disappear?
If your name appears in an autobiography can you forbid the sale of that autobiography because what is said in it hurts your ‘widdle feewings’? (It looks that way.)
It USED to be that Lefitsts told each other stories about how the Right was coming to take away your rights and burn all your books. (Think: Farenheight 451.)
But it isn’t the RIGHT proposing the legislation, now is it?
It’s the LEFT proposing it.
It may be a New York bill, but it will have implications FAR beyond New York.
Do you have something to say about it? Then speak up.
(While you still can.)
Our comment section is WIDE open. Have at ‘er.
And here is the link to Weprin’s info page. In case you need it.