California Senate Bill to Criminalize ‘Fake News’ (and they get to decide what’s ‘fake’)

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After failing once, last year, California’s state legislature is trying again to ban “fake news” about medicine, politics, and government (

Last year State Sen. Ed Chau proposed the “California Political Cyberfraud Abatement Act,” which would have banned “election-related fake news.” After loud and widespread public protest, the Senate pulled the bill without a vote.

But now State Assemblyman Richard Pan is back with “SB1424 Internet: social media: false information: strategic plan”–a law that would make it a criminal offense to be wrong, mistaken, or in any way “deceptive” in reporting political news. You could even go to jail for writing a satire, if it stung them hard enough.

Here’s my question. Why have these leftids suddenly stopped trying to pass themselves off as “moderates,” and decided to let us see who they really are and what they really want to do? Do they believe they’ve won our hearts and minds? Well, that would be delusional. Or do they believe they are now in a position to get away with it?

It’s hard to believe Mr. Pan’s bill would survive even a feeble Constitutional challenge, but it looks like he thinks it will. Why does he think that? Is he that far gone, or do he and his playmates have something up their sleeve that we don’t know about? Apparently they think they’ve found a way to suppress any and all political commentary that they don’t like: to silence any and all opposition with a threat of prison time.

For as long as I can remember, leftids have hidden behind a mask of good intentions and posed as moderates. Now they’ve stopped doing that. Now they’re right out there in the open, pushing their neo-Stalinist program for all they’re worth.

What made them take off the mask?

I think we need to know that.

8 comments on “California Senate Bill to Criminalize ‘Fake News’ (and they get to decide what’s ‘fake’)

  1. This is a bit oversimplified, but they aren’t afraid of us anymore. Our generation is dying out. And the public school indoctrination program has captured the minds of our children. Hillary was wrong. It didn’t take a village – it took Common Core.

  2. It seems the Leftids know something we don’t. I guess if everyone around you thinks and talks the way you do, you think you are the majority. Mark Steyn says the reason Canada is so liberal is because its population of 32 million live prominently in urban areas. Big cities have big governments with lots and lots of welfare recipients – gimme, gimme, gimme.

  3. No doubt they will extend this policy to culture. George Orwell’s “Animal Farm” will be the first book criminalized for being “fake literature,” to be followed by Ray Bradbury’s “Farenheit 451” and every book written by Ayn Rand.

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