Democrats in Congress are pushing a bill called the “Journalism Competition and Preservation Act (JCPA).” The legislation would enable big media companies to strike deals with Facebook, Google, Twitter, and other tech giants that would prioritize their content to the detriment of podcasters, YouTubers, Substack authors, and other forms of independent media. The bill, S. 673, is being proffered in the Senate and its purpose is: “To provide a temporary safe harbor for publishers of online content to collectively negotiate with dominant online platforms regarding the terms on which content may be distributed.” It is allowing the marriage of big media and big tech to control information to the public.
The bill excludes journalists and news organizations that do not have “a dedicated professional editorial staff that creates and distributes original news and related content concerning local, national, or international matters of public interest on at least a weekly basis.” This means that small independent journalists that do not have dedicated staff would be shut out of the information flow. In short, this is an attack on First Amendment rights to a free press. The bill would create a national news cartel that, in collaboration with big tech like Facebook, Google and Twitter, can control the vast majority of information flow to society. In short, it would attempt to codify into law what has played out in real-time with the current censorship of dissenting opinion on corporate media news coverage.
A good example is just one part of the COVID-19 campaign. The COVID “vaccine” was pushed through for Emergency Use Authorization. Immediately, the government and corporate media sold the serum to the public as “safe and effective.” The government line was that the vaccine would prevent people from getting or transmitting COVID 19. Within weeks, the “vaccine” was found to neither prevent infection or transmission of COVID 19. Within months, the side effects of the “vaccine” are revealing that it is not safe for many people, especially pregnant women and children. Yet, the government and the media vilify and denounce those with dissenting credible studies, many using the government’s own statistics. Big tech works in conjunction with government and big media to censor this honest and accurate dissent as “misinformation.”
Other examples revealing the same pattern are the Russian Hoax and Ukrainian reporting that resulted in President Trump’s impeachments; the Chinese enrichment connection with the Bidens; the investigation and reporting of the January 6 Capitol Hill protests; and the list goes on an on. The Democrats want to legalize these big corporate conglomerates to control information, and ultimately control what you think and believe. Anything else, especially dissent against their leftist ideals, is misinformation. In reality, their information is the real misinformation. Their bill undermines freedom. Christ said in John 8:31-32 to continue in his word, “And you shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.” Freedom is found in and maintained by truth. These politicians want to suppress truth, so they can oppress you.