Digital Bill of Rights

 

We the People of the United States call for the protection of our civil rights in the increasingly important digital public square and marketplace. In order to preserve our Union, we need robust public discussion and the opportunity to speak freely, do business, and exercise our rights through online platforms. To that end, we call on Big Tech—Google, Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, and all other Social Media Platforms—to respect and adhere to the rights enumerated herein and demand any Digital Media Platform who violates these rights, be stripped of their immunity under Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act and be liable to pay financial and punitive damages to any damaged party for violations of these Rights.

 

Right 1

Digital Platform Providers protected under Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act, shall not be the arbiter of acceptable beliefs or values, shall not prohibit religious faith and belief, and shall not censor speech.

 

Right 2

Digital Platform Providers protected under Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act shall not infringe upon the right of any member of the press to express opinion or conduct investigative journalism.

 

Right 3

Digital Platform Providers protected under Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act shall not use its power, relationships, or direct or indirect influence to infringe upon their constitutionally protected right to seek a redress of grievances from their government.

 

Right 4

Digital Platform Providers shall not use their power, relationships, or direct or indirect influence, to deny anyone in the Digital Public Square any of their Constitutionally protected rights. Further, Digital Platform Providers shall not undermine those Constitutionally protected rights through censorship, banning, or canceling consumer accounts.

 

Right 5

Digital Platform Providers shall not use, sell, or distribute private information related to its consumer without the express consent of the consumer.

 

Right 6

Digital Platform Providers shall not work in coordination with any government agent to assist in an unreasonable search of a person’s private property, including private information; and shall not share with any government agency any private information on any person without a written warrant from a qualified judge in the jurisdiction of the person.

 

Right 7

Digital Platform Providers shall not use their power, relationships, or direct or indirect influence, to hinder the power of any State Legislature to make its own laws, or run its own elections.

 

Right 8

Digital Platform Providers shall provide equal opportunity in the 21st Century Marketplace.