Special Report: Senate Democrats Are Quietly Circulating Plans For A Government Takeover Of The Internet

Democrats are terrified by free markets and the open flow of information on the internet. They are well aware that ordinary citizens using their voices on social media was the main reason they lost the 2016 election. Not only do they know this, they are prepared to kill internet freedom in order to regain their strangle hold on the information flow.

If they achieve this it will be the end of the free world.

Reason reported:Senate Democrats Are Circulating Plans for Government Takeover of the Internet: Reason Roundup

All your base are belong to us. A leaked memo circulating among Senate Democrats contains a host of bonkers authoritarian proposals for regulating digital platforms, purportedly as a way to get tough on Russian bots and fake news. To save American trust in “our institutions, democracy, free press, and markets,” it suggests, we need unprecedented and undemocratic government intervention into online press and markets, including “comprehensive (GDPR-like) data protection legislation” of the sort enacted in the E.U.

Titled “Potential Policy Proposals for Regulation of Social Media and Technology Firms,” the draft policy paper—penned by Sen. Mark Warner and leaked by an unknown source to Axios—the paper starts out by noting that Russians have long spread disinformation, including when “the Soviets tried to spread ‘fake news’ denigrating Martin Luther King” (here he fails to mention that the Americans in charge at the time did the same). But NOW IT’S DIFFERENT, because technology.

“Today’s tools seem almost built for Russian disinformation techniques,” Warner opines. And the ones to come, he assures us, will be even worse.

Mandatory location verification. The paper suggests forcing social media platforms to authenticate and disclose the geographic origin of all user accounts or posts.

Mandatory identity verification: The paper suggests forcing social media and tech platforms to authenticate user identities and only allow “authentic” accounts (“inauthentic accounts not only pose threats to our democratic process…but undermine the integrity of digital markets”), with “failure to appropriately address inauthentic account activity” punishable as “a violation of both SEC disclosure rules and/or Section 5 of the [Federal Trade Commission] Act.”

Bot labeling: Warner’s paper suggests forcing companies to somehow label bots or be penalized (no word from Warner on how this is remotely feasible)

Define popular tech as “essential facilities.” These would be subject to all sorts of heightened rules and controls, says the paper, offering Google Maps as an example of the kinds of apps or platforms that might count. “The law would not mandate that a dominant provider offer the serve for free,” writes Warner. “Rather, it would be required to offer it on reasonable and non-discriminatory terms” provided by the government.

Other proposals include more disclosure requirements for online political speech, more spending to counter supposed cybersecurity threats, more funding for the Federal Trade Commission, a requirement that companies’ algorithms can be audited by the feds (and this data shared with universities and others), and a requirement of “interoperability between dominant platforms.”

One thought on “Special Report: Senate Democrats Are Quietly Circulating Plans For A Government Takeover Of The Internet

  1. Democrats are a pile of racist manure. They are working for the downfall of America, as they build up the heathen nations who want to rape, kill, and oppress our women. How about them encouraging businesses not to serve Republicans? Democrats are not my Americans!

    Not disrespecting the dead, but just tell the truth, because the truth will set you free!
    McCain used his finaly goodbyes as a spiteful speech to the Conservative Americans, so it was not ALL about Trump. McCain proved he was in service to the New World Order opperated by Satanic forces Rev 13, which pulls each and every soul living to take that mark of non-freeable slavery. Then they order you about like a dog with one of those electrified colars. Once you take it, it cannot be taken off.
    Sorry that McCain died but he was a democrat masquerading as a republican in the senate and helped obstruct republican legislation even before Trump. He hated Trump for exposing him of that and his farewell letter to not build walls and go against tribalism was aimed to diss Trump and the Republicans which further shows disloyalty to his own party by not leaving them any positive momentum before his passing but, instead inviting Obama to speak at his eulogy knowing that would energize the democrat base running up to the midterms. He died and left his final anti-God wishes against the Christian Conservative movement. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XBFW8UeJbHA

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