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Poland Proposes Bill to Protect Freedom of Speech on Internet

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Poland Proposes Bill to Protect Freedom of Speech on Internet

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Poland’s Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki has announced that Poland will introduce laws to protect freedom of speech on the internet, while denouncing Big Tech for stifling free speech on social media platforms. The criticism came after prominent social media companies banned President Donald Trump’s accounts on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram. Morawiecki on Wednesday wrote on Facebook that the internet, with time, has come to be dominated by international corporations that treat people’s online activity as a source of revenue and a tool to increase their power. “They have also introduced their own standards of political correctness, and they fight those who oppose them,” Morawiecki added. “Discussion consists in the exchange of views, not in silencing people. We do not have to agree with what our opponents write, but we cannot forbid anyone from expressing views that do not contravene the law,” Morawiecki said. Poland will adopt appropriate national laws to …

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