New York Assemblyman Unveils Bill To Suppress Non-Government-Approved Free Speech

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In a bill aimed at securing a "right to be forgotten," introduced by Assemblyman David I. Weprin and (as Senate Bill 4561 by state Sen. Tony Avella), liberal New York politicians would require people to remove ‘inaccurate,’ ‘irrelevant,’ ‘inadequate’ or ‘excessive’ statements about others...

  • Within 30 days of a ”request from an individual,”
  • “all search engines and online speakers] shall remove … content about such individual, and links or indexes to any of the same, that is ‘inaccurate’, ‘irrelevant’, ‘inadequate’ or ‘excessive,’ ”
  • “and without replacing such removed … content with any disclaimer [or] takedown notice.”
  • “ ‘[I]naccurate’, ‘irrelevant’, ‘inadequate’, or ‘excessive’ shall mean content,”
  • “which after a significant lapse in time from its first publication,”
  • “is no longer material to current public debate or discourse,”
  • “especially when considered in light of the financial, reputational and/or demonstrable other harm that the information … is causing to the requester’s professional, financial, reputational or other interest,”
  • “with the exception of content related to convicted felonies, legal matters relating to violence, or a matter that is of significant current public interest, and as to which the requester’s role with regard to the matter is central and substantial.”

Failure to comply would make the search engines or speakers liable for, at least, statutory damages of $250/day plus attorney fees.

As The Washington Post's Eugene Volokh rages, under this bill, newspapers, scholarly works, copies of books on Google Books and Amazon, online encyclopedias (Wikipedia and others) — all would have to be censored whenever a judge and jury found (or the author expected them to find) that the speech was “no longer material to current public debate or discourse” (except when it was “related to convicted felonies” or “legal matters relating to violence” in which the subject played a “central and substantial” role).

And of course the bill contains no exception even for material of genuine historical interest; after all, such speech would have to be removed if it was “no longer material to current public debate.” Nor is there an exception for autobiographic material, whether in a book, on a blog or anywhere else. Nor is there an exception for political figures, prominent businesspeople and others.

But the deeper problem with the bill is simply that it aims to censor what people say, under a broad, vague test based on what the government thinks the public should or shouldn’t be discussing. It is clearly unconstitutional under current First Amendment law, and I hope First Amendment law will stay that way (no matter what rules other countries might have adopted).

Remember: There is no “right to be forgotten” in the abstract; no law can ensure that, and no law can be limited to that. Instead, the “right” this aims to protect is the power to suppress speech — the power to force people (on pain of financial ruin) to stop talking about other people, when some government body decides that they should stop.

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hedgeless_horseman's picture

 

New York politicians would require people to remove ‘inaccurate,’ ‘irrelevant,’ ‘inadequate’ or ‘excessive’ statements about others...

MDB is a New York politician?

Hmmm.

That makes sense.

Is it ok for me to state that these NY politicians are fucking statist pigs?

NidStyles's picture

From the guys wikipedia page:

Weprin comes from a Jewish family of Democratic politicians.[2] His parents were Sylvia (Matz) and New York State Assembly Speaker Saul Weprin, and his younger brother is the former New York State Assemblyman and former New York City Councilman Mark Weprin. Born in Queens on May 2, 1956, Weprin has lived in the Hollis-Jamaica area of Queens his entire life. He is a graduate of Jamaica High School. He received a cum laude bachelor's degree in Political Science from the University at Albany, SUNY, and a law degree from Hofstra University School of Law.[3]

 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/David_Weprin

 

100% a a member of the self-choosenite club.

 

 

Nope, nothing but a coincidence here. The same Tribe pushing the same exact platform in every single country they are allowed to have political power in.

Jim Sampson's picture

The FED is 'inaccurate,’ ‘irrelevant,’ ‘inadequate’ AND ‘excessive.  You guys have 30 days...

NidStyles's picture

Seems more like this was crafted to prevent people from speaking about the history of Jews and being critical of their behavior past 30 days, and they get to choose who can say what.

 

Okay, wake the fuck up goys. These people have no interest in living peacefully or assimilating.

TeamDepends's picture

Such as the Holohoax, can't let THAT one out of the bag.

Four chan's picture

RIGHT^

AND THIS FELLER IS A FUCKING NAXI SPEACH CONTROLLER, SHIP HIS FUCKING ASS TO RED CHINA. 

MagicHandPuppet's picture

Isn't David I. Weprin a suspected pedophile?  Just curious if this is the same guy.

Douche McGoosh's picture

Just because you don't like hair getting stuck in your teeth doesn't make you a "pedo".

Luc X. Ifer's picture

I thought US fought for good a war with the Soviet till 1990 not just from jealousy and secret desire to replace it with a beter, improved version of left fascism aka communism.

AVmaster's picture

Use http://www.webcrawler.com/

 

It's a multi-search engine based search website....

 

MEANING:

You have MULTIPLE web searches going out instead of one:(FUCKIN GOOGLE)...

WHICH ALSO MEANS: Your results are less likely to be FUCKIN SENSORED...

OregonGrown's picture

Local government over reach is OUT OF CONTROL!  OT: They just barred 18-20 year olds from buying ciggarettes in Eugene Oregon last night.... The trampling of freedom and liberty in this country is out of hand and I hate watching the slow deteriation of this ONCE GREAT REPUBLIC!

 

http://kval.com/news/local/lane-county-commissioners-approve-raising-the...

Save_America1st's picture

guess that oath this scumbag swore to at one time was just all bullshit to him from word one, huh? 

Treason.

Hopefully the voters of this guy's district fuck him up and yank his ass outta there. 

OregonGrown's picture

It's Eugene.... The only place where government lovin zombies congregate more per capita IN THE WORLD.... even moreso than San Francisco AND New York city!  

techies-r-us's picture

Yeah, I heard of those. One of them you can get jailed for if you use your free speech to criticize.

Mr. Universe's picture

How about Lord Janner? May he rest in Hell. Avoided trial for pedophilia due to "dementia" this champion of the Tribe was able to advance the cause in the UK quite a bit.

It's amazing how indoctrinated the world has become because the lie is needed to hide the truth of who the self-choosenites really are. Yet when you bother to examine the facts, the lie is exposed and this is the real reason it's a criminal offense in Europe to deny the holocaust.

Pairadimes's picture

The movie "Brazil" has just been reclassified as a documentary.

fleur de lis's picture

Widner is another Bolshevk who dropped the mask.

 

espirit's picture

Hey Ya'll, last post for a week or ten days.

Going after the elusive Osceola Turkey which can see your eye dialate from one hundred yards (binocular vision) -and- hear a chirp from a mile away.

Yes, I am a Killer.

 

So, keep the trolls at bay and good hunting.

 

jeff montanye's picture

good luck and remember that if they could smell as well as deer we'd never know they existed.

i think this is a "tribe" concept (and the biblicism institute has good stuff, maybe not 100% but quite good, on this and related topics).  i think some of them are beginning to feel the encirclement of the 9-11 false flag attack, which is neocon/neolib's great weakness, by the growing crowd of truthers and by the trump administration, because the mossad/likud faction in the cia and the u.s. government and military generally is so obviously trying to take down the trump administration that the neos assume at some point a domestic "war" does break out.  the internet specifically makes possible the metamorphosis of sheeple to truthers and it is pretty much a one way journey.

like this new law's destruction of the right of freedom of speech (and the press as well as in the internet age we are bordering on journalists often) by the neocons/zionists, so too are the hillary deadenders trying to turn the democratic party from its antiwar baby boomer history and minute, vestigial trace under obama to a savage manifestation of war with russia mongering.  glenn greenwald in the intercept nicely sums it up: 

why it’s so notable that Democrats, in the name of “resistance,” have aligned with neocons, CIA operatives and former Bush officials: not because coalitions should be avoided with the ideologically impure, but because it reveals much about the political and policy mindset they’ve adopted in the name of stopping Trump. They’re not “resisting” Trump from the left or with populist appeals – by, for instance, devoting themselves to protection of Wall Street and environmental regulations under attack, or supporting the revocation of jobs-killing free trade agreements, or demanding that Yemini civilians not be massacred.

Instead, they’re attacking him on the grounds of insufficient nationalism, militarism, and aggression: equating a desire to avoid confrontation with Moscow as a form of treason (just like they did when they were the leading Cold Warriors). This is why they’re finding such common cause with the nation’s most bloodthirsty militarists – not because it’s an alliance of convenience but rather one of shared convictions (indeed, long before Trump, neocons were planning a re-alignment with Democrats under a Clinton presidency). And the most ironic – and over-looked – aspect of this whole volatile spectacle is how much Democrats have to repudiate and demonize one of Obama’s core foreign policy legacies while pretending that they’re not doing that.

https://theintercept.com/2017/03/06/democrats-now-demonize-the-same-russ...

SixIsNinE's picture

and upgraded to classified, top secret.  

Sorry, not available plebes.

Here, try THX1138

 

 

pismobird's picture

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( can't pump your own gas in Oregun remember! )

I ask the gas jerk, "heh, who's the governor of Oregon?"

Dahhh, spittle, drool(Moose), ferk, sprongg, overloadoverload,,,

SixIsNinE's picture

Green Bay city council went moonbatshit crazy on the people who wanted to know why they still have their water poisoned with fluoride.

http://truthfrequencyradio.com/the-american-intelligence-report-with-kri...

 

big hat tip to Kristan Harris - he's really coming along as a young journalist blogger - 

he is on TFR and his own site is  americanintelligencereport.com

 

 

Lore's picture

His ilk is working to incite a popular uprising, so that they can attempt to clamp down on it and murder millions in the process. They will continue to chip away until they get it.

In Ze No's picture

Watched great aunt SLOWLY die from emphysema as a child.  Watched a bf's mother get her tracheotomy in her 50s.  Stupid husband still smoked in front of her instead of giving it up so she didn't need more shit cut out of her. I mean it's not like he didn't know how her body reacted to breathing it in.  She had a giant hole in her throat. When my grandfather died, (of lung cancer) his body was frozen arched and grasping for breath.  I arrived 20 minutes later and went in to say goodbye and remember the shock. I stupidly smoked myself till I was mid 40s, yes despite watching those things happen, and pray I still don't pay with one of THOSE horrible cancers.  

If I had the power to spare ANYONE that horror, I'd do it.

Besides you've got either some powerful delusions or pretty severe math skills if you think that yearly smokers fee on the insurance ever begins to defray all the extra insurance costs once a person starts requiring surgeries and post op recovery assistance.  Dude, your choices DO affect me with skyrocketing insurance costs.

Philthy_Stacker's picture

Fuck you. Get the money from the assholes that fed you the shite. Big Tobacco.

I have never smoked, so I don't need to hear your shitty sermon.

I HATE BORN AGAIN EX-SMOKERS!

Philthy_Stacker's picture

OH yeah and Fuck the insurance provider/rapists too!

Edit: Free Speech Bitch!

TruthHunter's picture

Still taxation is better than making it straight up illegal. OTH,  the money should only be used to defray the social costs. Any other use is exploitation. That's the true drug crime committed by both governments and users.. 

Theosebes Goodfellow's picture

~"I thought US fought for good a war with the Soviet till 1990..."~

"Now Lucy, I tol' you 'bout tryin' dat tinkin' too much! You gonna' hurt yohself!" ~ The ghost of Ricky Ricardo

Slingsby's picture

No. That was just a soft proxy war between the population of two nations that was sponsored by whiskey manufacturers on one side and vodka producers on the other.

Brush up on your history.

Luc X. Ifer's picture

I don't need to, born & raised there :)

Braverdave's picture

Civil war.

Whiskey in the winter. Vodka in the summer. Blurry line in spring and fall.

 

Urban Redneck's picture

Red China doesn't deserve that crap, they had enough Marxists to suffer through back when Mao was killing millions in the name of Progress!

Send the fascist Weprin, and ANYONE willing to come his defense... where he belongs - the gas chamber or the gallows.

§ 3. Each and all of the sections and provisions of this act, shall apply to all articles and other content that either is presently being made available on the internet, or other widely used computer-based network, program or service, regardless of when such articles and other content was first so or otherwise posted, published or otherwise made available, or is so made available at a future date, and regardless of whether the respondent search engine, indexer, publisher or other person or entity is located within or without the state of New York or the United States of America, to the fullest extent permitted by the United States Constitution

BarkingCat's picture

Fuck Jew York and fuck this pizza eating pedo kike.

News flash you damn perisite - free speech is protected by the 1st Amendment of the US Constitution; a document which very likely you have never read.

Urban Redneck's picture

Actually this is FAR BIGGER than the first amendment.  Since US constitutional "protections" don't apply to foreigners residing overseas, even when Uncle Sam is "spreading demoncrasy", except in the mind of half baked Hawaiian judges... exactly what jurisdiction is this little fascist trying to exert over the ENTIRE WORLD?

The stick behind FATCA was access to the Federal Reserve (and digital US dollars), so other countries (more or less) voluntarily surrendered their sovereignty to Washington DC.

There is no stick here, no army to enforce, and no Treasury Secretary and no Fed Chairman subject to lowly assclowns in Albany.

NY governing law is a joke, sure it's the most sophisticated the USSA has for facilitating corporate thievery and sovereignty, but that's not saying much... 

TheMeatTrapper's picture

The enemy is not the politician, the enemy is the people who elected him.

Philthy_Stacker's picture

So what your saying is those who voted for him are either knowingly complicit OR they are mentally unable to understand who they voted for. I see you don't have much faith in the citizens of America.

The enemy is ALWAYS the one coming to you for an advantage or agenda. We vote because we don't want bad people running things, it's just that to become an upper echelon politician, you have to be bribed, subverted and bought before you get anywhere.

Now, tell me about the problem. Is it the handful of dirty politicians ... or the millions of people that are lied to that cause it?

QuantumEasing's picture

Hey, hey.

Just because the wooden door on the "Gas Chamber" opened inward, had no lock, and a glass window...

They didn't have TIME to upgrade it to meet the 1944 code standards for Official Nazi Gas Chambers.

A mere clerical and architectural oversight.

Lookie over HERE at the pile of shoes that could have come from anywhere. And Eyeglasses. Because guilt.

Make sure you stop by the giftshop on the way out. There's lovely ashtrays available.

Douche McGoosh's picture

Yeah I fucked your mom. But she said she wanted it.

https://localbitcoins.com

Jim Sampson's picture
Yes you deserve to die and I hope you burn in hell
chunga's picture

The spam on ZH is getting really bad.

bamawatson's picture

visited your link

inspired me to re-post this: https://gm1.ggpht.com/yyJi61NLSH4n0_jA6gq9UGaGCMF5VsfD04kkTpUgtezJq639Do...

every time i have posted this picture, and ask a simple question  ---- who are these smirking males on the steps? ; i have been hit with tactics you outlined.

this pic was released by WH, supposedly WH Christmas party

who is homobama's ping pong partner

who brought him