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Paul Nehmen Proposes "Shall : : Censor"
Federal Protection For Americans‘ Lawful
Speech On Social Media #: .FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
December 14, 2017
Contact Noel Gretsch
Candidate For Congress Paul Nehmen Releases Outline Of Proposed
Federal " Not Censor" Legislation
Delivar, WI - Republican US. House candidate Paul Nehmen is the first candidate or elected
official willing to stand up and propose a legislative solution to the problem of censorship of
Americans' lawful speech on social media.
We need a federal law prohibiting censorship of lawful speech on major social media platforms,"
Nehmen asserts. ''It is that Twitter, Facebook, and Youtube discriminate against the
rightyking, as evidenced by FCC Chairman an Pai' s recent comments. While widely heralded for
those comments, they rang hollow with no suggested solution. This law is that solution. It will
extend Americans' First Amendment free speech protections onto major social media platforms."
We are not extensively regulating or '," Nehmen explains, "because people generally
like how the platforms perform in terms of functionality. This law will not interfere with features or
functionality, so market forces will remain in play. The problem is their censorship of lawful
speech. Hypocritically, the same companies that support net neutrality also want to censor your
speech. We say no."
For purposes of this legislation, "censorship" includes:
I Denial of platform access and normal use thereof (., lockouts. suspensions, bans)
I Issuance of "verified" status based on any factor( s) unrelated to identity authentication
I "Throttling" accounts motor content without disclosure
I Embargoing content (. no "" content without the consent of the creator)
I Manipulating "trending" algorithms without disclosure
I DemonetizationLawful speech" is based upon the standards enshrined in the Us Constitution, with the
I No child pornography
I No explicit, credible threats of physical violence
I No publishing any individuals nonpublic residential address, telephone number, or email
address without their consent
I Platforms may choose to prohibit pornographic video (Le, video
containing explicit sexual acts)
I Restrictions on copyrighted content are already addressed by the DMCA
Major social media platforms" means social media platforms that enjoy a market share above
a minimum threshold level. At present, it would include Facebook, Twitter, Youtube, and Reddit.
Smaller platforms and message boards will not be affected.)
The legislation would impose company fines of , 000 per instance of wrongful censorship,
and would be enforced by the FCC. Judicial remedies (both monetary and ) may
also be available to aggrieved parties,
The bedrock of American society is freedom of speech. Social media companies have usurped
this freedom, and we intend to give it back to the American people," says Nehmen.
This is just one more instance where Paul Ryan has shown he isn' t getting the job done in
Washington. The GOP' s voters are being systematically censored off of the primary channels of
public communication by tech giants, and Ryan -- indeed, the entire GOP Congress -
has sat utterly mute for years and allowed it to happen. In the absence of leadership, I willingly
step into the breach."
Paul Nelsen is a turnaround specialist, business executive, and inventor who started on the
factory floor, who, with God 's grace and some determination, rose to lead Fortune 500
manufacturing businesses around the world. Nehmen challenged Speaker Paul Ryan in
Wisconsin' s 2016 First Congressional District to stop Partnership and secure
America' s border. He is waging the battle for Wisconsin' s workers, against the refugee
resettlement racket, and lends his voice to the battle for America 's values. He lives in Dolmen,
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