Poland Will Make Censoring of Social Media Accounts Illegal
Even though I’m a registered Democrat, I am still stunned that so many people in my country…the United States of America…recently decided to support the constant censoring that happens on social media. And it’s not just Donald Trump, and Trump is not the first person to ever be censored on social media. This kind of censoring has been going on with social media in the US since they all started. And if you think this is just about Donald Trump you are part of the problem. I remember when social media used to target LGBTQ people and take down their posts or photos. So this news from Poland makes me wonder WTF is wrong with the US.
“Algorithms or the owners of corporate giants should not decide which views are right and which are not,” wrote the prime minister, Mateusz Morawiecki, on Facebook earlier this week, without directly mentioning Trump. “There can be no consent to censorship.”
Here’s more. One of the good things about social media is that we all have the right to censor what we see. And I don’t see anything wrong with that. I do it all the time. We can’t all agree on everything. But just because I block or unfriend someone doesn’t mean I would ever take away their right to an opinion.
Censorship is not only wrong, it’s very dangerous. I do realize there’s a lot of anti-LGBTQ rhetoric, but that doesn’t mean I have to read it or listen to it.