Big tech platforms such as Google, Amazon, Apple and social networking sites such as Facebook, Twitter and others will now have to go steady and careful in censoring opinions as Poland takes action to clip their wings.
Poland will advance new legislation to fine Big Tech platforms up to $13.5 million per case that censor users or remove posts for ideological reasons.
“Poland spent 45 years under communism,” the Deputy Justice Minister says, “it taught us the value of free speech”.
He noted that the country will not condone Big Tech censorship based on ideologies.
Big Tech companies have been under scrutiny and criticism due to their roles in the censorship of conservative platforms and personalities in recent times.
Their power of censorship soon became noticeable after former US President Donald Trump was permanently suspended after the Capitol building riots on January 6.