I suppose this was bound to happen. It infuriates the cabal that we have turned almost entirely to alternative free outlets. Sure, we watch the local news, sports and weather in the evening, but more and more are tuning off the fake media and finding out what's really going on, from social media. Personally, I love "Telegram". It's a haven for conspiracy theorists like me. I suppose now we'll have to figure out another way to practice free speech. It may be time to re-read "1984", so I can be prepared.
There is one simple way around this problem, albeit a money loser for big tech. Cut off all services to Europe. Period. Total social media blackout. No censorship needed.
If substack is affected by this it would be substack that would pay the penalty not individuals posting on substack just like on any other platform. Meta will be the one complying not users of FB and IG, etc. I don’t think you need to self censor. That’s what they want.
“Once a government is committed to the principle of silencing the voice of opposition, it has only one way to go, and that is down the path of increasingly repressive measures, until it becomes a source of terror to all its citizens and creates a country where everyone lives in fear.”
— President Harry S. Truman
I'm not surprised, wondering when this next step comes and here it is. This is a two edged sword they have been playing. Got bots floating conspiracy stories and unaware people on line see what they want to see and repeat it and their in trouble. It is so hard now to know what is true. They do deliberately float conspiracy theories they know is a lie, or act out like something odd is happening then entrap people. We must be careful.
Folks, check out decentralized apps like Qortal as one answer. at qortal.com, or Bastyon is similar. It's all just decentralized computing. Decentralization means these fasco-Marxists can suck dust
Tiktok devotees aren't going to be happy.
I wonder how the tech companies will deal with posts by Americans that appear to Europeans. They would need multiple platforms for different audiences based on your ip address. So they probably won’t and will simply shut down nonconforming information from any source to avoid being fined.
If you want to save time reading, it is summarized thusly:
I hope you are using other platforms besides Amazon for your books, Snyder. They are Big Tech.