A new bill proposed in the U.S. will allow the government to track users online and allow so-called “disinformation experts” to rule on what is called “behavioral codes.”
The Digital Platform Commission Act of 2023 would establish a new federal agency that could “organize hearings, investigations, assess fines and establish rules through engagement in public rule-making.” The agency could designate some platforms as being more important than others and subject those to extra oversight and regulation.
So for example, given that Elon Musk has thwarted government perks of controlling the narrative on Twitter, could this new federal agency supersede Musk’s decisions in the name of “disinformation”?
The two Democratic senators that introduced this say that this new agency is necessary because artificial intelligence is getting away from us.
Sorry, but you lost me at “new federal agency.”