Could U.S. use Poland’s maneuver to enforce free speech on social media?

Could U.S. use Poland’s maneuver to enforce free speech on social media?
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[Ed. – I’d have to think about how this would comport with our laws.  I’m not sure we really want to set up the government entity that would handle this, with the implied charter.  An interesting proposition, however.  All creative thinking is welcome.]

Justice Minister Zbigniew Ziobro of Poland “announced the legal initiative earlier this month aimed at enabling internet users to file complaints against the removal of online posts as well as the creation of a special court for freedom of speech,” according to Poland In.

Under its provisions, social media services will not be allowed to remove content or block accounts if the content on them does not break Polish law.

In the event of removal or blockage, a complaint can be sent to the platform, which will have 24 hours to consider it.

Within 48 hours of the decision, the user will be able to file a petition to the court for the return of access.

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