In a world where power is increasingly consolidated among a select few individuals and colossal corporations, critical thinkers who question the establishment face growing threats.
With one of those threats being the proposed Online Safety Bill, that has generated significant controversy, with critics arguing that it represents a dangerous infringement on freedom of speech and will have dystopian consequences.
But now, Matt Hancock, the former Health Secretary of the UK, who has a contentious record and had a notorious affair during lock down, has expressed his support for an outrageous amendment to the already controversial Bill.
Hancock has demanded that prison sentences be imposed on “anti-vaxxers” and anyone who vocalises, writes or shares what the Government of the day deems to be “misinformation” surrounding vaccines.
The bill is reminiscent of George Orwell’s dystopian vision in “1984,” where free thought is stifled, and conformity is enforced. The importance of hearing all sides of a story and questioning everything to make informed decisions cannot be overstated.
And while the Online Safety Bill and the consequences of it will mark a concerning shift toward criminalising dissent and eroding our fundamental right to freedom of speech, it will also allow the courts to do something many people in this country have been demanding for the past few years.
Because what Matt Hancock, who orchestrated the cruel and criminal premature deaths of the elderly and vulnerable during the alleged pandemic, doesn’t realise, is that if his demand is made law, he himself could face prison time because he has been spreading propaganda, lies, misinformation and disinformation about the Covid-19 vaccines since December 2020.