There is no doubt that the progressive socialist democrats that run every facet of the State of California would like to exert greater control over the internet, specifically the social media where governmental follies, foibles, and criminal activities are exposed and debated. Hence, they are starting down the path of Red China in attempting to control the internet.



SB-1424 Internet: social media: advisory group.(2017-2018)



Title 14.5 (commencing with Section 3085) is added to Part 4 of Division 3 of the Civil Code, to read:

TITLE 14.5. False Information Strategic Plans 3085.The Attorney General shall, not later than April 1, 2019, establish an advisory group consisting of at least one member of the Department of Justice, Internet-based social media providers, civil liberties advocates, and First Amendment scholars, to do both of the following:

(a) Study the problem of the spread of false information through Internet-based social media platforms.

(b) Draft a model strategic plan for Internet-based social media platforms to use to mitigate the spread of false information through their platforms.

(c) Not later than December 31, 2019, present the results of the study and the model strategic plan to the Legislature, pursuant to Section 9795 of the Government Code, and to the Assembly and Senate Committees on Judiciary.

<Source: California Legislative Information Service>

By progressive socialist democrat definition, false information is what the government says it is … and as we have seen in the past, anything that embarrasses the government or reveals a greater truth about their activities must be either false or misleading – right up to the conviction and jailing of the offending politician or the nullification of legislation in the United States Supreme Court.


This author-sponsored bill attempts to combat the spread of "fake news" and "false information" via Internet-based social media platforms.

As introduced, the bill would have required social media websites to make certain disclosures to users about the reliability of content, including, among other things, the sources of platform content, the means by which content is ordered and displayed, whether the platform allows third parties to influence content, and whether the platform utilizes fact checkers or takes other steps to mitigate the posting of false information.

However, because the bill as introduced raised substantial constitutional and policy concerns, the author deleted those requirements.

Therefore, as recently amended, the bill would simply create an advisory group to study the problem.

Specifically, the bill requires the Attorney General, not later than April 1, 2019, to establish an advisory group consisting of at least one member of the Department of Justice, Internet-based social media providers, civil liberties advocates, and First Amendment scholars.

The advisory group would study the problem of "false information" spread through Internet-based social media platforms and draft a model strategic plan for platforms to use to mitigate the spread of false information. The group would submit the results of its study and model strategic plan to the Legislature not later than December 31, 2019.

The Electronic Frontier Foundation opposes even this bill as a "flawed" and "misguided" measure that would make government (and the private members of the advisory group) the arbiter of what is true or false.

Should the bill pass out of this Committee, it would be referred to the Assembly Committee on Arts, Entertainment, Sports, Tourism, and Internet Media.

Bottom line …

Ain’t California grand! Politicians lie with impunity about the budget, legislation, the condition of the State of California, the need for reducing individual freedoms and liberties, and a whole plethora of other issues. But, they want to monitor and truth check what we say.

Welcome to the single-party People’s Republik of Kalifornia.

We are so screwed.

-- steve

“Nullius in verba.”-- take nobody's word for it!

“Beware of false knowledge; it is more dangerous than ignorance.”-- George Bernard Shaw

“Progressive, liberal, Socialist, Marxist, Democratic Socialist -- they are all COMMUNISTS.”

“The key to fighting the craziness of the progressives is to hold them responsible for their actions, not their intentions.” – OCS

"The object in life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane." -- Marcus Aurelius

“A people that elect corrupt politicians, imposters, thieves, and traitors are not victims... but accomplices” -- George Orwell

“Fere libenter homines id quod volunt credunt." (The people gladly believe what they wish to.) ~Julius Caesar

“Describing the problem is quite different from knowing the solution. Except in politics." ~ OCS