1984 style ‘Ministry of Truth’ proposed to sensor alternative news.
Now this is scary.
A bill is being proposed in the state of California which will, if passed be able to sensor all news that is deemed ‘fake’.
The government seem to losing their grip on the nation, with more and more alternative news outlets broadcasting the real news to the people.
Almost all of the mainstream news channels and outlets are owned by the same small group of people, all with the same agenda.
They are so threatened by the appearance of news that does not fit their mold that they are prepared to shut down all the opposition.
In creating a law that will allow the censoring of what they deem ‘fake news’ the government are giving themselves carte blanche to control what the people hear and read.
The bill was proposed by senator Richard Pan, who was also behind the controversial mandatory child vaccine bill.
The bill outlines its aims, stating:
“This bill would require any person who operates a social media, as defined, Internet Web site with a physical presence in California to develop a strategic plan to verify news stories shared on its Web site.
The bill would require the plan to include, among other things, a plan to mitigate the spread of false information through news stories, the utilization of fact-checkers to verify news stories, providing outreach to social media users, and placing a warning on a news story containing false information.”
So the government want to employ ‘fact checkers’ to determine whether the news they don’t want broadcasting is ‘real’ or not. This is dangerous territory, as it is in their interests to only broadcast news which shows themselves in a positive light.
Perhaps even more worryingly, the bill also states:
“(c) As used in this section, “social media” means an electronic service or account, or electronic content, including, but not limited to, videos, still photographs, blogs, video blogs, podcasts, instant and text messages, email, online services or accounts, or Internet Web site profiles orlocations.”
Despite all of its short-comings, social media has proven itself to be one of the most innovative ways of accessing the news. Instead of journalists with agendas, a lot of ‘real’ news is shared between the public via social media, and many people use this is a way of finding out what is really going on in the world.