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UK Gov. Threatening To JAIL Elon Musk And BAN Twitter If He Allows Free Speech

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If Elon Musk violates the UK’s upcoming “Online Safety Bill” by permitting free speech on his platform, the UK has threatened to ban Twitter completely and arrest him.

The action occurred only hours after the EU threatened to outright ban Twitter if Musk allowed free speech on the network, and the US promised to “change” Section 230 to hold social media corporations “accountable” for the “harms they inflict.”

From CNBC:

Britain’s Online Safety Bill would make it mandatory for social media services to tackle both illegal posts as well as material that is “legal but harmful,” a vague definition that has attracted criticism from some in the tech industry over concerns that it may stifle free speech.

“Twitter and all social media platforms must protect their users from harm on their sites,” a U.K. government spokesperson told CNBC.

“We are introducing new online safety laws to safeguard children, prevent abusive behaviour and protect free speech,” the spokesperson said. “All tech firms with users in the U.K. will need to comply with the new laws or face hefty fines and having their sites blocked.”

The stakes for platforms like Twitter would be even higher under the Online Safety Bill, which threatens jail time for company executives for serious violations, as well as penalties of up to 10% of annual global sales.

The legislation, which is yet to be approved by U.K. lawmakers, is expected to become law later this year.

Musk said earlier in the day after the EU’s threats were issued that, “The extreme antibody reaction from those who fear free speech says it all.”

“By ‘free speech’, I simply mean that which matches the law. I am against censorship that goes far beyond the law. If people want less free speech, they will ask government to pass laws to that effect. Therefore, going beyond the law is contrary to the will of the people,” Musk said.

It’s truly remarkable how these Western regimes will condemn China and Russia for cracking down on dissent while they actively wage total war against free speech and free expression in their own countries against their own subjects.

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Dennis K
Dennis K
2 years ago

Again the difference between a “subject” and a “citizen” is illustrated.

2 years ago

Why is this not a surprise, and why is it not actually shocking? England’s leadership has always been evil since its beginnings so this is not really a surprise or shock. In a country that only has 6% that actually consider themselves Christians, this is what happens.

2 years ago

The leftists are dangerous as a bomb. They must be destroyed and you do that by chopping off the head of the monsters, Sorros, Gates, Bezos and all.