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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SixIsNinE's picture

ok, we see what you did - 

and their sister team,  The Tel Aviv Brown Shirts 

 

kochevnik's picture

Wow more Bolshevik fuckery

Logan 5's picture

jews b jewin'

 

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.[

Oberst-Gruppenfuhrer's picture

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

 

But of course.  Surely, just a (((cohen-cidence))).  Let's not forget, Avella, the shabbos goy.  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tony_Avella  Of course, he's a demoncrat...another Queen's boy like the yid Weprin.  Queens jew population alone, probably is as much as Israel's...if not, just add Brooklyn's...they don't call it Jew York for nothing.  Oi vey, goyim!

 

Shame on you and your family Avella, a curse on your family in perpetuity...you traitor to the white race.

Logan 5's picture

It seems to me in my unsophisticated way that there was this dude named francis_sawyer who spelled all of this out to everyone on this site starting about 8 years ago...

 

What ever happened to him? Besides getting kicked off the site 30x, (probably because he shoulda have been touting how his best friends mother makes $7k a month online using one weird trick).

SixIsNinE's picture

wait - yesterday it was 7 years ago.

 

yeah,  rumors that  Francis hit the lotto, chillin' on the beach with some West Bank style ... livin' the good life :0

 

the zerolounge gets some gentle reminders now and then .... the ghost of Francis Sawyer

 

now if we was all Jooos, and leave the robots for the goy class, what say Logan 5?

A New Day, a New Dawn for HuManzeeS

TAALR Swift's picture

Is there a way to treat a ((((vole))) and (((mole))) infestation for good?

Yes there is. Yes you can. https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=how+to+kill+moles

The 3rd one seems effective, using the tailpipe method. Those darn Bol_she_vik moles!

This leaf blower method seems like fun too  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pe1efTkkzaY

NoPension's picture

Paging Larry Flynt. 

 

Budnacho's picture

Lets start the movement by filling these two politicians mouths with hydraulic cement....

InjectTheVenom's picture

you forgot :

do it live on PPV prime-time.

Bigly's picture

I have repeatedly said we can pay down our debt this way. PPV the trial and executions of these traitors who sold us down the river.

Bonus: snowflake and statist deterrent 

E.F. Mutton's picture

"Congress shall make no law ... abridging the freedom of speech"

What part of that isn't clear, Sparky?

RagaMuffin's picture

What's ineresting is the talk of  Civil War 2.0 when it's the "unfinished business" of the '76 Revolution.............

JustPrintMoreDuh's picture

maybe they should have been more clear and said something like ... freedom of speech shall not be infringed ... or something like that, you know just so that there could be absouletely no doubt. *cough* 

Trucker Glock's picture

I want to see a bill: ...shall remove all irrelevant and/or inadequate politicians from office

Bigly's picture

I would settle for term limits.

Shit would not be able to dig in for drcades:  exhibit 1, walking deranged corpse McCain

HRH Feant's picture

Some New York communist doesn't want free speech?

Just another communist apparatchik attempting to tighten the ratchet.

Minack's picture

There are a few lamp posts in Albany missing their decorations.

worbsid's picture

I can't say McCain is unhinged in NY state? Further, you may not publish the ZH comment section there either because; oh well, you know why.  

stant's picture

Fuk you's at the ballot box dosent seem to be getting the message across. Maybe something else is required

orangegeek's picture

The marxist machine rolls onward!!

Trucker Glock's picture

Next, there will be women bitching to the UN that someone told them, "You suck."  Oh, wait.

You suck, Anita Sarkeesian.

https://youtu.be/Nud8h9jjS94

Oberst-Gruppenfuhrer's picture

Remember goy...with jews, you lose. 

az_patriot's picture

What a bunch of hypocritical liberal horseshit!  These Marxist goons, who regularly and repeatedly badmouth anyone and everyone who disagrees with them, simply want to shut down dissent.  Because they think they know better and only THEIR speech is the RIGHT speech.

Consuelo's picture

 

 

You know what's bad...?

 

Knowing just by the headline alone, that it was yet again the craftwork of a descendant of Trotsky.

 

 

scv's picture

http://www.committeefortherepublic.us/uploads/8/6/5/8/86586820/npw_resol...

House resolution bill that defines presidential wars under the Constitution going forward and declares them unconstitutional in violation of Article I, section 8, clause 11.
That such wars be deemed high crimes and misdemeanors under Article II, section 4 of the Constitution resulting in his or her impeachment, conviction, and removal from office.

PiratePiggy's picture

Print the books with dissapearing ink.

Send the emails with white font on white backgroud and don't tell the politicians that you can change the font later to see the secret writing

 

LMAO

Frito's picture

Most politicians would probably have their emails printed out for them, so your plan might work better than you'd hoped.

directaction's picture

If the government says we should not read something, then we really should not read it. The government knows what is best for us. 

Bay Area Guy's picture

This proposal, if passed, would set the record for shortest judicial overturn in history.

Is it called The Safe Snowflake Act of 2017?

espirit's picture

Moar like "The Snowflake Suicide Act of 2017".

New_Meat's picture

This guy proposes a "right to be forgotten".  Does he have a Jewish wife?

Forget that, does he have a wife?

What a right!!!  Who'd a'thunk???

Eddielaidler's picture

Now if he was working on a bill to label as "Deserves to be forgotten" I might get on board with that.

Falconsixone's picture

It doesn't apply to jews, browlack skins, passive agressive or just agressive lesbo women or cocksucking queers (they'll have to prove it to the cops in the ally or back seat).

 

Just wear a filthy jew star on a gold necklace.

 

Im'sure they'll sell all the city needs for a price.

shovelhead's picture

Ha.

If he has a Jewish wife he already has been forgotten.

Except on payday.

Falconsixone's picture

Kim Jong Avella come on down! And you thought nobody knew your dumbass.

Ready! Aim! Fire!

Barney Fife's picture

Russia has a right to be forgotten law. 

I will say this. People should have the right to have material that they generated removed from the net. Now if someone else generated it, such as in the form of news, then too bad, that's free speech. Deal with it. That is, you post it and someone else picks it up for journalistic reasons (blogger, news, ect...). But the original content should be removed upon request.  If someone screeshot it before you made the request then tough cookies. 

 

shovelhead's picture

Sorry.

Dick pics are forever. Just like carpentry...Think twice, post once.

Eddielaidler's picture

There could be a time when it might be better to unplug. Mmmm? The power to unplug? Nah! The fight is just too fun.

JustPrintMoreDuh's picture

As idiotic as the concept of "free speech zones".  

 

They are getting desperate.

 

 

 

 

 

Pumpkin's picture

Using power, any power, against the freedoms of the American people in order to diminish their God given rights, is waging war against the people.  Hang them for treason!!

Khan Bucklin's picture

Who's agenda? Liberal, neo-Liberal, Democrat, Zionist, Fascist, Naxi, Alt-right, Tea Party, Necon, RINO, who gives the slightest fuck. Doesn't matter. A shitty idea is a shitty idea. Let's hope when The People You Do Like propose a similar idea you're just as quick to shoot it down.

shovelhead's picture

Send it to the Bureau Of Butthurt to decide.

skunzie's picture

Modern middle ages.

hooligan2009's picture

one step away from editing all public speaking before it is released via some sort of demonrat censorship rule from the ministry of truth.

reminds me of roman emperors insisting they be treated as gods and the burning of withches and heretics in medieval times.

this is a clear religious demonrat movement - they want to be the priests of this new social media religio.

dirty habits (and cassocks) from libtards that will only let people say what the libtards prefer them to say.

a big FU, middle finger and fart in their general direction is warranted.

Rebel yell's picture

Exactly. Leave it to the left. As an example, daily Kos notified their readers that after the primary, posts criticizing Hillary Clinton would be removed.

Umh's picture

That is funny. Hopefully it is written in stone somewhere.