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Marilyn MonHoe

Leaked documents show that the Trump administration is drafting an executive order that, if upheld by the courts, could essentially end free speech on the Internet. The draft order would put the FTC and the FCC, headed by its notoriously corrupt chairman Ajit Pai, in charge of monitoring and policing online speech on social media platforms, online forums, and more.

It would give these bureaucratic government agencies unprecedented control over how Internet platforms moderate speech by allowing them to revoke the essential protections Congress laid out in Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act (CDA). CDA 230 is the basic law that makes it possible for online platforms to let users post our own content, and to make basic decisions about what types of content they as private entities want to host. Every meme, every social media post, every blog and user-created video on the Internet has been made possible by this crucial free speech protection.

In practice, this executive order would mean that whichever political party is in power could dictate what speech is allowed on the Internet. If the government doesn’t like the way a private company is moderating content, they can shut their entire website down. The administration claims it’s trying to stop private companies from silencing speech—but this plan would create terrifying new censorship powers for the government to do just that. And the White House isn’t alone in promoting this misguided idea, some top Democrats have also called for weakening CDA 230.

Source: https://actionnetwork.org/petitions/censor-the-internet/

 

This is confirming what we already knew. Republicans are fascists that hate free speech and are planning on cracking down on internet content that they don’t like.

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KatieJudasGaga4

They are going to have to censor his own tweets then :ladyhaha:

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Loeppke

inb4 they censor any criticism against the government :chica:

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kyanewest
4 minutes ago, Marilyn MonHoe said:

If the government doesn’t like the way a private company is moderating content, they can shut their entire website down.

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The crowds are gone. And it's time to wash out the blonde.
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Monster7

I thought his silly whims had ended but this week alone he plans to buy Greenland, send terrorists to Europe and end freedom of speech in the Internet

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Florian

It must be exhausting to work in Trump PR team

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They must have anxiety everytime he opens his mouth or his Twitter app 

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Morphine Prince

“In practice, this executive order would mean that whichever political party is in power coulddictate what speech is allowed on the Internet.” 

There it is. 

The friends I've had to bury, they keep me up at night
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Reginald
30 minutes ago, Morphine Prince said:

“In practice, this executive order would mean that whichever political party is in power coulddictate what speech is allowed on the Internet.” 

There it is. 

We've sunk so far. :giveup:

The golden age of the internet is long gone, but this is an outrage.

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Sanne Godijn
1 hour ago, Ryusei said:

We‘re heading towards the handmaid‘s tale 

I know right its terrifying 

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Ryusei
20 minutes ago, Sanne Godijn said:

I know right its terrifying 

I was watching the show and was terrified at how farfetched and yet not it was that this could actually happen if there are enough nutjobs like trump around (which there are obviously)

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Nightwing

I could definitely see it happening. Anything is possible now.

I would, at least, hope there would be stiff resistance.

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