CA Governor Jerry Brown vetoed a bill that would have allowed illegal aliens to be employed by the government and he vetoed another bill that would have established a “fake news” advisory board. Activists went to state lawmakers’ offices and lobbied against both bills – and apparently were successful, despite discouragement from people on the internet.
Critics are concerned that the laws may serve the hidden purpose of justifying even more selective censorship of politically-unpopular content in the name of protecting copyrights. Article 11 of the law calls for a “link tax”. Article 13 threatens memes because the source material is often copyrighted.
Dragonfly, the search system, was designed to remove content that China’s authoritarian government views as sensitive, such as information about free speech, democracy, human rights, and peaceful protest. Poulson also had concerns over the accessibility customer data to Chinese agencies that target political activists and journalists.
This week the SPLC persuaded Visa and MasterCard to block credit-card donations to David Horowitz’ Freedom Center. Horowitz is the founder of the Freedom Center, he publishes Frontpage Magazine, and is the director of Discover the Networks, a website that tracks leftists – so, naturally the leftist SPLC want him shut down.
Reason revealed that Senate Democrats are planning to takeover the Internet using EU-style data ‘protection’ laws. A document written by Senator Mark Warner includes mandates for identity verification, location identification, and bot labeling. Gary Gileno concludes that politicians will never stomp out censorship because they like it, and that only the people solve these problems.
Stefan Molyneux and Lauren Southern have been touring Australia and New Zealand, giving talks about multiculturalism, immigration, IQ differences between races, white genocide in South Africa, and the war on Western culture. When they were in New Zealand, the owner of the venue canceled and they were censored in an interview on a news program.