Re: So what's the actual aim?
The aim is restoring stability, and taking political power away from squillionaires and back to the people who were voted in to hold that power, a.k.a. Government.
Politicians, Globally, have had quite enough of the tech-bros holding the dicks of both foreign and local adversaries peeing on their shoes, by freely providing them with the platforms and the toolkits to run information attacks against the state and the integrity of the political system with.
The Government now has to clean up the mess after letting every idiot with internet run rampant during the corona pandemic. That little mess have quite clearly shown that "Free Speech" in its extremist interpretation as: "The Right for anyone to say anything that sizzles their bacon to a global audience in any way convenient, with zero traceability, responsibilty or accountability" actually turned out to be a pretty dumb idea for everyone involved! Especially for the 1.5 - 2 millions dead americans to come!!
I find it difficult to tell whether politicians are stupid enough to think they can succeed in regulating the web;
And what will "the web" do exactly to best government? Start a twitter storm? A deluge of Memes? Go all the way with the "Kinetic options" that are readily availabe to government? Train their very own hard men with MP5 submachine guns? Crowdsource some cruise missiles and nukes on Tindie, perhaps?
There will be regulation and "the web" is lucky if it is "only" putting "content servers" into the exact same legal position of other publishers - that they are legally responisible for the content they publish.
Considering what the Daily Mail, The Sun, ... et cetera, gets away with within their regulatory regimes, I think it will be a bit more than just that.
Of course it sucks. Of course several governments will use it to suppress legitimate political oppostion. But, it will happen. And "the web" will toe the line! Thanks to the morons who shat all over a neat thing!!