For some reason I don’t think this will end well. We already have “censors” concerning social media. Now California wants to legislate the truth and chose who does this? The left has been working on this for years. They never rest.
“California’s version of the Ministry of Truth isn’t forward-thinking, it’s akin to something out of George Orwell’s dystopian novel, “1984.”
Earlier in February I posted this:
Southern Poverty Law Center secretly policing content for YouTube
The Southern Poverty Law Center is assisting YouTube in policing content on their platform, The Daily Caller has learned.
The left-wing nonprofit — which has more recently come under fire for labeling legitimate conservative organizations as “hate groups” — is one of the more than 100 nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) and government agencies in YouTube’s “Trusted Flaggers” program, a source with knowledge of the arrangement told TheDC.
Patriot Groups marked as Hate Groups by Southern Poverty Law Center
March 10, 2012 — bunkerville. This is the full list of Patriot Groups as compiled by the SPLC. Like Oath Keepers.
Danger from the Patriots! LA Times warns U.S.
March 18, 2013 — bunkerville
“Many are also united by belief in an outlandish one-world government conspiracy theory positing that the United Nations is poised to strip away American property rights and impose socialism on us all”.
Too Orwellian to even think about. Let’s legislate this:
One of the latest legislative proposals from California aims to make government the arbiter of truth.
Senate Bill 1424 would create an advisory group on “fake news” to work with social media companies to weed out what the government deems incorrect information on the internet.
This legislation, if passed, would require California’s attorney general to create the group, consisting of “social media providers, civil liberties advocates, and First Amendment scholars,” to study and mitigate the problem of spreading false information.
According to CBS Sacramento, even the Electronic Frontier Foundation, a left-leaning nonprofit civil liberties organization, called the legislation “flawed” and “misguided.”
This bill mirrors the trend in Europe, where government commissions to police speech and the news are becoming common.
California, emboldened by a stridently progressive Legislature, is trying to bring these Orwellian fake news panels to the United States.