Poland is taking a stand against the Big Tech conglomerate, proposing whopping fines for platforms that censor or remove posts for ideological reasons.
Sebastian Kaleta, Polish Deputy Minister of Justice said, that social media companies have been targeting Christianity, conservatives, and traditional values through their blacklisting and removal of posts.
“Freedom of speech is not something that anonymous moderators working for private companies should decide,” Kaleta said. “Instead, that is for the national body; duly elected officials and all industries, car, phones, finance, were unregulated till they grew too large; the same should happen with Big Tech,” said Kaleta.
Under the new proposed legislation, any platform that censors a post or bans a user for ideological reasons would face a fine of $13.5 million unless the content is illegal under Polish law.