Conservative Americans have known for years that social media companies censor our posts online, but we always attributed it to simple “liberal bias.” Many were shocked upon the release of the “Twitter Files,” which proved that the Big Tech companies were actually doing the bidding of government bureaucrats when censoring us. A new bill introduced in the House and Senate will finally allow private citizens to hold those bureaucrats accountable.
Suppose you post a meme on your Facebook/Meta page about Joe Biden pooping his pants in front of the Pope or some similar true fact from the political world. Then, some jerk in the Department of Agriculture sees it and gets his panties in a bunch. That jerk then contacts Mark Zuckerberg and gets you locked out of your account and censored until you offer some groveling apology.
What are you going to do about it, little American? Unfortunately, nothing under the current laws.
But under the new bill proposed by Sen. Eric Schmitt (R-MO) and Rep. Dan Bishop (R-NC), you would be able to track down and sue that individual jerk at the Department of Agriculture. It’s brilliant, really.
No one ever gets held directly accountable for anything in the DC Swamp these days. This change in the law, which allows American citizens to directly target and sue individual bureaucrats, would be a welcome change to the business-as-usual climate in DC.
Rep. Bishop said of the new legislation, “Those who seek to destroy the freedom of speech should have to answer for it in a court of law.”
Schmitt has also introduced legislation that would allow citizens to directly sue social media companies if they censor protected speech at the behest of the government.