A new Polish bill slaps a total of $2.2 million fines for social media companies that will censor posts on legal speech.
The new bill will enable an individual to file a complaint against social media companies that will censor their posts that do not go against Polish law, Zero Hedge reported.
With the new bill, a person can file the complaint to the social media company and the latter will be given 24 hours to address the issue. After 48 hours, the person can then file a court petition to get access to their post or their accounts. The court will then consider the case in a week with a maximum processing of seven days. The entire process will be done electronically.
Zbigniew Ziobro, Polish Justice Minister, announced the bill on Thursday and said that freedom of expression is “one of the most important values of a democratic state.”