TYRANNY: Online Safety ACT explicitly allows media to publish LIES as facts
02/13/2024 // Ethan Huff // Views

The newly passed Online Safety Act in the United Kingdom makes it a crime for the average Joe to publish "misinformation," as the government defines it, online – but corporate-controlled media outlets like BBC and the Guardian can publish whatever lies they wish without consequence.

The spreading of "false information," as the legislation calls it, is now punishable by up to a year in prison unless it is done by Disney or Netflix, which the new law exempts from all of its provisions.

Section 179 of the Online Safety Act states that a person is guilty of an offense if he or she "conveys information that the person knows to be false," and if the message is intended "to cause non-trivial psychological or physical harm to a likely audience." Then, in Section 180, it is stated that mainstream media outlets are exempt from Section 179's provisions.

"An offence under section 179 cannot be committed by the holder of a license under the Broadcasting Act 1990 or 1996 in connection with anything done under the authority of the license," Section 180 reads.

It further states that an offense cannot be committed by "the holder of a multiplex license in connection with anything done under the authority of the license," or "by the provider of an on-demand programme service in connection with anything done in the course of providing such a service."

In other words, the big boys in media can never be held liable for anything they say, do, stream or publish. Average Joes and Janes in British society, conversely, including those who run independent media outlets or who merely share information on social media, are culpable of everything outlined in Section 179 and elsewhere in the Online Safety Act.

"Welcome to the modern definition of 'freedom of speech,' where the MSM are directly and explicitly permitted to 'knowingly publish false information with intent to cause non-trivial harm,' and you can be sent to jail for a year for calling out their lies," reports Off Guardian.

(Related: Check out our earlier coverage to learn more about how the Online Safety Act aims to criminalize all dissenting views.)

U.S. Congress considering similar muzzle on independent free speech

To those who would say that this serves the UK right for giving up its guns and losing the right to free speech, consider the fact that similar legislation is being drafted up in the United States.

A new bill called the "Kids Online Safety Act" is under consideration by the Senate, with social media executives everywhere stating that they fully support its passage to protect children from the threat of "misinformation."

As with many things in the U.S., this appeal to "protect the children" is a common tactic to rally public support for draconian measures that otherwise strip people of their freedoms and liberties. To not support such measures, we are told, puts children in harm's way.

The European Union (EU) is also trying to ban free speech with something called the Digital Services Act, which is coming into effect later this month. At the recent Davos meeting in Switzerland, there was a lot of talk about the threat of "misinformation" and "disinformation," which led to this anti-free speech legislation taking hold.

"Understand that the process is the punishment, regardless of the ultimate outcome," a commenter wrote when presented with the thought that the Online Safety Act's provisions may not be easily enforceable.

"World governments learned this lesson from their Covid-19 censorship of free speech and freedom of assembly. They learned that they could get away with anything in the name of 'safety.'"

The only thing the globalists have left to try to maintain their stranglehold over world affairs is to silence everyone through censorship. Find out more at Censorship.news.

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