As our heading suggests the last few days have brought about precedence in a “cold and unforgiving place” where only giants of social media, the banking sector and alike created their own “backyard” of infinite profits and endless “get out of jail free cards” issued on request only to themselves.
In a galaxy not so far away, the year is 1996, the following 26 words:
“No provider or user of an interactive computer service shall be treated as the publisher or speaker of any information provided by another information content provider.”
The above 26 words, became a clause, this clause would further evolve to section 230 of Communications Decency Act adopted by the US Congress. This spark created what today, we all know as “Internet”.
Come year 2022, it is 24th of October and the Swedish Supreme Court ruling says banks are responsible for sending payments to scammers, bringing about a clear definition and foundation to the word “facilitator”. This is great news for “Juicyfields” and other scam victims.
It also shows that our efforts here could not have come at a better time. To be precise, a critical mass left over behind the fallout of the now infamous Juicyfields, gathered into a group headed by Lars Olaffson, a Swedish lawyer to form a class action that broke the traditional mold, and actually realized that a scam of this magnitude can only occur with strong facilitation support.
These facilitators, either looked the other way, in example banks, others like social media giants such as Google, Facebook, Instagram and so on, created platforms that appear, ,to have brought about a new dimension, to section 230 of the Communication Decency Act, thus enabling their users to publish anything and everything without them, the owners, ever incurring legal liability for it.
Consequently, leaving them to focus to their own devices, without hindrance or interruption of any kind, to feed insatiable hunger for unconscionable profits.
To conclude, are we all headed, to a warmer place, in which a degree of responsibility is, and will be, accepted by those that indiscriminately facilitate, by taking so much from all of us “the people”, twisting section 230 to its fullest, as they pillage, only to leave damage, pain, misery, even carnage behind.
Ladies and Gentlemen, stay tuned, as more developments occur and, bring around long awaited and welcome change.
Video Commentary by Lars Olaffson is below: