Kalifornia Moves to Censor Internet

2018 April 10
by bc3b

Kamala Harris, 2020 Democratic  presidential hopeful, claims “Kalifornia represents the future.” If she’s right, the US is in a heap of trouble and headed for an Orwellean future.

Kalifornia’s latest assault on personal freedom would destroy freedom of speech on the Internet

California Senator Richard Pan, who was behind the infamous 2015 law mandating vaccinations for schoolchildren (SB277), has stepped up to the plate and introduced another bill.

This one would clamp down on criticism of ANY Official Story.

The bill is titled “SB1424 Internet: social media: false information: strategic plan.”

It targets social media based in California. But as you read the bill, you see it appears to define social media as any Internet blog, website, or communication.

SB1424 is brief. Read it:

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.

(a) Any person who operates a social media Internet Web site with physical presence in California shall develop a strategic plan to verify news stories shared on its Internet Web site.

(b) The strategic plan shall include, but is not limited to, all of the following:

(1) A plan to mitigate the spread of false information through news stories.

(2) The utilization of fact-checkers to verify news stories.

(3) Providing outreach to social media users regarding news stories containing false information.

(4) Placing a warning on a news story containing false information.

(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 or locations.

Getting the picture?

It’s a free speech killer.

If it passes, agencies of the California government will develop numerous regulations for enforcement, including penalties for “speech criminals.”

Hat Tip: Sparta Report

31 Responses leave one →
  1. 2018 April 10 4:04 pm
    [1]
    Eph permalink

    Not to worry. Zuck the Cuck is on the case!

  2. 2018 April 10 4:05 pm
    [2]
    bc3b permalink

    If passed, this bill could affect sites like freerepublic.com and, yes – bejohngalt.com

  3. 2018 April 10 4:11 pm
    [4]
    Eph permalink

    BC

    Luckily, I don’t live in CA

  4. 2018 April 10 4:12 pm
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    drdog09 permalink

    Hey this is not just a internet thing killer.

    * Name a TV or radio station that does not have a social media presence? There are not any. They all compete using social media tools.

    * You got apps? Betcha CA would define that as ‘physical presence’. The user has the app on their phone in state. That way it broadens the reach of the law.

    * If the user is a CA resident and has a YouTube channel they are at risk, regardless where the video file resides.

    Give some bad implementation of this proposal and Mountain View could become a ghost town.

  5. 2018 April 10 4:14 pm
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    drdog09 permalink

    4,

    You don’t but your online presence might. Your email server might be in CA.

  6. 2018 April 10 4:16 pm
    [7]
    Eph permalink

    6.

    Nope. AZ. I checked.

  7. 2018 April 10 4:17 pm
    [8]
    Eph permalink

    Dr,

    Bottom line… Leave CA ASAP.

    Can’t shed a tear if you don’t.

  8. 2018 April 10 4:43 pm
    [9]
    drdog09 permalink

    Eph,

    Never lived in CA. Hope the other CA BJGers make an exit soon!

  9. 2018 April 10 5:18 pm
    [10]
    bc3b permalink

    Eph –

    BC

    Luckily, I don’t live in CA

    But, Eph. they are painting the streets of Los Angeles white to combat “climate change. It doesn’t get any cooler than that … unless, of course, it’s racissst:

    http://www.foxnews.com/us/2018/04/10/los-angeles-painting-city-streets-white-in-bid-to-combat-climate-change.html

  10. 2018 April 10 5:20 pm
    [11]
    bc3b permalink

    Gotta agree with Eph and the Dr. It’s insane to remain in Kalifornia.

    If that bill becomes law, we may have to realocate BJG.

  11. 2018 April 10 5:23 pm
    [12]
    drdog09 permalink

    11,

    I’ll start looking for a service provider….

  12. 2018 April 10 5:26 pm
    [13]
    bc3b permalink

    I would love to see Kalifornia become a country.

    * It can become the dumping ground for our illegals and homeless.
    * Companies currently headquartered in Kalifornia will follow Nissan, Toyota, Nestle and hundreds of other countries (taxes and regualtions even worse than now)
    * We will be totally divorced from CalPers
    * With the nuts running Kalifornia, it will make Venezuela look like a Sunday school picnic within 5-10 years

  13. 2018 April 10 6:32 pm
    [14]
    JimNorCal permalink

  14. 2018 April 10 8:54 pm
    [15]
    JimNorCal permalink

    13, I would love to see CA become a Territory again. Then be readmitted to the Union when it gets its act together.

  15. 2018 April 11 6:31 am
    [16]
    justrand permalink

    Kalifornia is hopeless…regardless of its status.

    What the slimes in Sacramento are counting on is that the next time the Democrats control the Presidency and both Houses of Congress, they will be bailed.

    Worse still, if Kamela Harris becomes President, she will hold Kalifornia up as the MODEL for the rest of America!

    This is how our nation collapses

  16. 2018 April 11 6:49 am
    [17]
    bc3b permalink

    Democracy in action:

    Over 70% of Hungarians voted for right of center parties. Leftists, like Howard Dean and the Washington Post, think Hungary should be punished:

    http://dailycaller.com/2018/04/10/hungary-orban-democracy/

  17. 2018 April 11 7:17 am
    [18]
    bc3b permalink

    JR –

    If Kamala Harris runs (or should I say when she runs), the media will be swooning all over her.

    The positives: 1) hopefully voters are over their “white guilt.” and 2) the American public is becoming more aware of the media’s dishonesty by the day.

  18. 2018 April 11 7:20 am
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    bc3b permalink

    On a positive note, Paul Ryan won’t seek reelection:

    https://www.nytimes.com/2018/04/11/us/politics/paul-ryan-speaker.html

  19. 2018 April 11 7:24 am
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    drdog09 permalink

    “This is how our nation

    I suspect that CA will have gone into receivership before we see a Dim in the WH again. I read somewhere that 200k people are responsible for the CA net tax receipts. Everyone else in the state is either a zero sum contributor or a net loss. Those 200k are the rich. What have I said about the rich? ‘They and their income’ is portable. Should a fair portion of that 200k exit stage right CA is toast.

  20. 2018 April 11 7:27 am
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    drdog09 permalink

    19,

    Heard that on the radio on the commute and darn near had an accident I was fist pumping so much. Amazing how in the space of two election cycles Ryan has gone from Wonder Boy Budget Geek to Man Who Herds Cats.

  21. 2018 April 11 7:27 am
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    Eph permalink

    19 BC

    Replacement will be just as bad.

  22. 2018 April 11 7:42 am
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    bc3b permalink

    Eph –

    You could be right. Ryan was at least as bad as Boehner. There is a huge divide between the GOP establishment and the rank-and-file. Hopefully the repalcement won’t have the stupid smirk.

  23. 2018 April 11 9:26 am
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    drdog09 permalink

    Interesting. Ryan is using the ‘family interests’ exit code. So dirt must exist.

  24. 2018 April 11 11:08 am
    [25]

    15 – see PR… not gonna happen, them getting act together that is.
    22 – for sure, esp if it’s McCarthy.
    23 – Ryan was actually marginally worse than the-bone imho, more in what he said\says than action\inaction – which has been on par.

  25. 2018 April 11 11:33 am
    [26]
    bc3b permalink

    Interestingly, both Boehner and Ryan were viewed as conservatives when they were first elected in the 1990s. The longer they were in the swamp, the more swamplike they became.

  26. 2018 April 11 12:46 pm
    [27]
    drdog09 permalink

    Refreshing…. A company that knows its product AND its customer set.

  27. 2018 April 11 1:54 pm
    [28]
    drdog09 permalink

    Trade surpluses are built into Beijing’s DNA. All of the above is predicated on several assumptions: 1) America shrugs that such laxity will “modernize” and “Westernize” China, 2) America is supposedly so wealthy it can afford the asymmetry, 3) Americans most hurt by unfavorable trade are not those who craft its politics, 4) China would never allow what it demands from the U.S., 5) China interprets magnanimity as naiveté and weakness, not as outreach to be returned in kind. To suggest that a reckoning is needed is akin to wanting an all-out “trade war.”

    https://amgreatness.com/2018/04/09/the-limits-of-american-patience/

  28. 2018 April 11 7:14 pm
    [29]
    drdog09 permalink

    Zuck the Suck,

    is in more trouble. Come to find out if a Facesuck app asked for access to a clients email….. Well only the principal had to consent, but having done so the app could scarf up everyone’s input in the conversation thread. Oooops.

  29. 2018 April 11 8:35 pm
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    mulletover permalink

    Zuck stood tall in his little booster seat, but I don’t understand why the talking heads and even the stock market fawned over his performance. I saw a not too impressive, and not too grownup, self-appointed CEO who was media-trained, but had to defer to his teams to get him off the hook. WTF. If Congress was more interested in the issues at hand, and the facts contradicting themselves, they could have done a job on him. Instead, they preened in their self-importance and protected the little shit, so he walked away without a mark.

    The swamp wins, and the big donors get their money’s worth.

  30. 2018 April 12 6:19 am
    [31]
    drdog09 permalink

    30,

    Come to find out FB donated money to selected members of the committee just BEFORE the hearing. Like days before.

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