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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ffed's picture

Good, now all you motherfuckers will be forced to STOP calling me CRAZY.  THE EARTH IS FLAT!!!   Now try an insult me or I go Weprin on YOU! FREEDOM = SLAVERY

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qcgxBTrmIhU

http://oldfarmermac.blogspot.com/2013/09/was-teacher-once-long-ago.html

“There is a principle which is a bar against all information, which is proof against all arguments and which cannot fail to keep a man in everlasting ignorance - that principle is contempt prior to investigation”

Dilluminati's picture

If it please the king might I suggest you are so ugly with no clothes on?

shimmy's picture

Let me guess, this won't apply to bullshit statements about Trump (like the Russia stooge idiocy) from the libtards. That will be fine but if you dare say something about a liberal or libtard then look out!

nevertheless's picture

Really, like what tree hugger or snow flake? This is NOT ABOUT FUCKING LIBERALS, wake the fuck up, this is about Zionism.

 

THE ONLY PEOPLE YOU CANNOT CRITICIZE IN OUR SOCIETY ARE JEWS, PERIOD. 

 

Yet, Jews dominate every sphere of influence. They wrap themselves up in the belly of liberalism on one side and conservatism on the other, then pit us against each other. 

 

I like conservatives, but I HATE NEOCONS. I like liberals but HATE neo-liberals. Do you think Clinton is a liberal, or McShame a conservative, they are traitors, they are anti America. 

 

I wish LA and NYC would slip into the ocean, taking America's greatest enemies with it. 

Doan Nonuffin's picture

In a world awash in nutjob muslims, suicidal self loathing libtards and all you can focus on is one LIBERAL jew who is the focus of all your ills????   Notice I capped the liberal because to any jew or catholic or whatever, LIBERAL is the overriding principle, the basis for which all actions come.  If he was utterly agnostic, the difference would be negligible.  I know many conservative Jews, even some who fled Russia and they marvel at the moronic stupidity of liberals.  I find them to be better Americans than many that lay claim to that.

koan's picture

Surprise....

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]

nevertheless's picture

Always when you look under the surface you see the tribe hard at work destroying another civilization. It was also a Jewish NYC Congressmen who introduced legislation to open America's borders to the third world years ago. 

koan's picture

Yeah they are smart, they have used Shoah guilt to the extreme, they seed the game with corrupt players, they move into key positions of control in the government.

They real shame is that most of that group are not that bad, they have given a lot to the World.
The many pay for the few.

nevertheless's picture

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

New York City is NOT LIBERAL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Being liberal does not mean you hate America, Chuck Schumer is not liberal, nor is Clinton, they are Zionists, Marxists, they HATE America (as is Trump and McShame)

NYC is Zionist, fascist, Marxist, but it is definitely NOT LIBERAL! Stop parroting the Zionist Media's talking points.

The ZioMedia wants NYC to be associated with liberals so they can hide behind that moniker. If you call it what it truly is, suddenly the divide and conquer meme dies, and we see the real Zionist evil in our midst. 

Missmarfac's picture

Talk about 'hiding behind a moniker', can't you cowardly, little ZH groupies  invoke some hackneyed anti-semitic trope with your real identities for once?  No balls, right?  Little faggot.

Victor999's picture

If they can't, it's only because you fucking Jews have bought so much power with your ill-gotten riches.  That is changing now - truth is at last coming out - the Tribe is being revealed for what it is - a paranoid, greedy, power-hungry, Satan-worshipping people who are driving humanity to the brink of destruction.  Fuck you.

Ckierst1's picture

Being anti-Zionist isn't the same as being anti-semitic.

koan's picture

Consistent chipping away at the 1st Amendment by a select group, try this schmuck on for size.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cass_Sunstein

Weprin is another of this ilk bent on gaining control of what is said over the Internet, in books, and soon the street and casual conversation.

Takemine2go's picture

When I see articles like this I search "Is _______Jewish?" Every single time.....yup

nevertheless's picture

http://www.unz.com/article/trump-jfk-and-the-deep-state/

Great video of John F Kennedy, our last real President...the rest are just filling a role. 

Blazing in BC's picture

He had MM and was filling her in.

FreeEarCandy's picture

If they swore to uphold the constitution, then does this attack on free speech not constitute perjury? If we are not going to take such oaths seriously then why waste the time? That's right, they have to be...

"SWORN IN."

Who is responsible for making sure they don't lie under oath? Anyone know?

8-2-1776's picture
War is Peace, Freedom is Slavery, Ignorance is Strength.
FlKeysFisherman's picture

(((David Weprin))) and his tribe are clearly trying to impose the USSA on us and they probably have the same liquidation plans that they used in the Soviet Union.

Fuck this guy, I'm sick and tired of these chosenites waging war on us.

fiatmasochist's picture

The Inquisition is back!

whoyodaddy's picture

The audacity (hypocrisy) of these people-to more be NAZI-like that the people they accuse of being NAZIS.

innertrader's picture

ABOUT 15 YEARS AGO a personal friend of mine was traveling to Europe via first class on business.  Next to him was a very well dressed Arab Muslim wearing one of those wrap head rags and he was busy writing.  After several hours the Muslim said to my friend, "I would guess you don't have a clue what I'm writing."  My friend said, no. The Muslim said, "YOUR LAWS", AND GRINNED with a huge smile and perfect teeth.  He said he graduated law school in the U.S.A. and worked for an American law firm that was owned by the Saudi and was hired to WRITE OUR LAWS!!!!!!!  Now, who do you think the demos work for???

WAKE UP!!!!!!!!!!!!

----_-'s picture
----_- (not verified) innertrader Mar 17, 2017 3:49 AM

too late to wake up, sir.

 

saudis got your president by the balls.

isreal got your president by the balls.

 

you are practically dead

kikes conqured you though the saudis

 

 

you lost

 

loser

 

 

joseywales's picture

This is just a way to create a legal impetus for a bunch of Winstons so that history can be constantly be rewritten for the liberal intelligentsia.

Dre4dwolf's picture

Anyone who puts forward a bill like this should instantly be investigated.

If you work in govt, and you put forward a bill like this, its because you and people around you HAVE A LOT TO HIDE!

This is essentially a bill to make sure no one is allowed to say anything about anyone in government doing anything wrong, its pure fascism up there with book burning.

innertrader's picture

I think they should be charged with TREASON for trying to destroy our Constitution and the U.S.A.!!!

VWAndy's picture

 Or we could get lucky and the guy could fall down a flight of stairs.

FBaggins's picture

The reason why the establishment is trying to suppress freedom of speech is not because of slander or fake news. It is because they are increasingly losing control over the masses because of the internet information evolution which is exposing all their manipulations, lies and deceptions. The global elites and establishment control freaks well know that in every free country people are now increasingly communicating and sharing information with each other. What endures public scrutiny and passes the test of time is the truth, and no longer official views of events like 9/11 or the origins of ISIS. Instead of the elite trying to seize more and more power by creating a one-world-government by engineering fake crisis after fake crisis, they should realize that by virtue of the information evolution there is a natural globalization process taking place based on the connections people are now able to make in their own minds and with each other through their independent sharing of information. The only reason for the contrived efforts to destabilize nations is control and greed, not the common good.

People are no longer so easily duped and they now have a much greater chance of coming together in a climate of freedom and the free exchange of ideas including criticism of each otherwhere, than with manipulation and censorship. Freedom of speech is the basis of every democratic freedom and civil right. Without it there can be no free thought or meaningful choices.

 

Now that the masses throughout the waking world have consumed and thrive on free access to independent news and information, they will never be content with “official” versions of actions and events without such independent checks and balances open to them. They have tasted of the fruit of the tree of true liberty and the elites and oligarchs will only hasten their own demise by directly or indirectly suppressing the access of the people to it.

Doan Nonuffin's picture

You sound shocked that a liberal would try to suppress the right to free speech....I mean they've been trying nonstop to get rid of the second amendment, why in the world would you think they cared about any of the rest?  At a certain point the ruling class will begin to start viewing us as cattle or a crop if we don't take control of our lives/government. 

Gloria Negro's picture

 

I sent an email to these two inviting them to go eff themsevles...please do the same!

WeprinD@nyassembly.gov
avella@nysenate.gov
innertrader's picture

Wake up, time to take action:

 

http://www.michaelconnelly.jigsy.com/

"...................

When someone in our government releases information that threatens our national security and provides aid and comfort to our enemies it is treason. It doesn’t matter if the information is given to ISIS, a foreign nation like Russia, China, North Korea, Iran etc. or to WikiLeaks or the New York Times, it is still treason because it endangers Americans. Further, when the New York Times, or any other news agencies publishes this leaked information, it is treason. 

There is also something else to be considered. Everyone who works for our government takes the same oath of office that I took as a member of the U.S. Army, “to protect and defend the Constitution of the United States” and there are federal criminal penalties for violating that oath. These penalties include a $10,000 fine, and up to one year in prison for doing anything that denigrates our constitution or attempts to destroy our Constitutional Republic.

To sum this up, I believe we are looking at a wide spread criminal conspiracy on the part of left wing organizations, elected officials, government employees, and members of the main stream media to bring down not only the Trump administration, but also the United States as we know it."

 

------------------------------

I think it's time OUR GOVERNMENT start taking action!!!  Hopefully, they are in the process and the violators will wake up to a "Constitutional Republic."

TRIUMPH WITH TRUMP

THE FAIRTAX!!!

LOL123's picture

Tony Avella is. Running for New York Mayor in 2017 and if fellow Dem Hillary follows up and gets support for her ( Soros office is in New York, along with BFF Lynn Rothschikd offices) this bill would wipe out any narrative except what MSM ( Hillarys personal media team) presents over the internet. This could have negative repercusions for a lot of politicans but it would be a positive for the Clinton gang. They trip over their own garbage but then our Government ( including our new President refuses to investigate fully). Hillary has deep rooted allies inherited from CIA leader Bush on her side and secrets keep the population in the dark while they carry the torch of deception from generation to generationto fill their pockets with taxpayers money.

Defeat the Bill and don't let it piggyback on an important one. They will probably try to attach it to immigration somehow.

 

LN's picture

So, now they want to take away our "Free Speech Zones".

At some point wont this start to infringe on our rights?

LN

Porous Horace's picture

Why bother? On the slim chance that it passes, it will be struck down.

 

PS. Congrats to ZH for making the Drudge Report. Try not to screw it up with a story about faked moon landings or chupicabra.

VWAndy's picture

 Hahahahahaha Who is the Book Burnning NAZI Now? Hahahahahaha. Its the Progressive thing to do?  Hahahaha fucking tools.

SquadronVBF94's picture

Dr. Goebbels is reincarnated. These assholes are oblivious to their own corruption.

PiratePiggy's picture

1.) You pointed out that he is corrupt.

2.) You called him a shitty name.

3.) You said he was oblivious.

4.) You said he was similar to Dr. Göbbels.

 

By my math, that would be $1000 you'd own.

 

Nunyadambizness's picture

I would want him to collect.  Personally.  Cowards never do--they hide behind others and use the police (or other enforcement) to do their dirty work, so this NY state piece of dog shiite will never be expected to do something as lowly as enforcing the rules he wants to impose on others.  Typical communist, a la Stalin.

Colonel's picture

The Weprin and Avella assholes are just more FAKE AMERICANS!

Ms No's picture

As the they move to silence those who point the finger at them it becomes more than obvious who they actually are.  It's no mystery to people here.  What surprises me is that they aren't relying more on agents to conceal themselves.  They used to.  They thought they had it in the bag and through propaganda they became invisible.  Wrong, that was just the overconfidence of their group psychopathology.  Awareness just upticked bigtime and now they are spooked.

 

GRDguy's picture

What more proof do you need to know the Money Kings are very afraid of the nationals?

GRDguy's picture

And this is one more good reason to vote against every incumbent, every election. Period.

Kprime's picture

We are moving from "Free Speech Zones" to "Speech Free Zones"

DirtySanchez's picture

Any US politician threatening to take constitutional guarantees is deserving of being tried, convicted, and sentenced by a jury of his peers.

The people of his district should hunt him down and kill him, in front of his family, in cold blood.

Only way to stop these maniacs.

Pacman7293's picture

Hey that reminds me of a country I'm currently visiting. CHINA

headless blogger's picture

Aaahhhh, another Jewish person messing with the Constitution. Why are so many Jews involved in this stuff? Maybe the Jewish population number of 2% of the USA population is wrong? Maybe they make up about half the population instead. They are involved in everything and seem to be everywhere and involved in every institution. If there are just 2% then the entire 2% is running everything.

Pacman7293's picture

Any why do they demonize Hitler with false holocaust stories as well?

Victor999's picture

All it takes is just a few thousand of them to poison all the water.  The rest are generally hard-working, creative, positive influences on society.  It's the Zionists that come with supremacist baggage.