Poland defies Social Media Giants with Massive Fines

The Polish government has passed a new law that would fine social media companies $2.2 million every time they censor lawful speech on their platforms.

Under its provisions, social media services will not be allowed to remove content or block accounts if they do not break Polish law.

Image: Facebook (ironically!)

In the event of removal or blockage, a complaint can be sent to the platform, which will have 24 hours to consider it. Within 48 hours of the decision, the user will be able to file a petition to the court for the return of access. The court will consider complaints within seven days of receipt and the entire process is to be electronic.

Polish Justice Minister Zbigniew Ziobro made clear that the legal initiative is designed to fight censorship.

This sounds like a genius idea to us! We were kicked off Twitter months ago in the early stages of the anti-conservative, anti-skeptic, anti-lockdown, pro-life, pro-gun, pro-Trump purge. We didn’t lie about anything but they silenced us anyway!

What do you think? Should we fine the asshats at Twitter, FB, etc. when they break our law, notably the First Amendment?