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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swamp's picture

Per yhe Constitution government approved speech is free speech

Free Man's picture

Why?

Because they don't want anyone examining the alleged & impossible '6M Jews, 5M others, & gas chambers'.

"Truth is hate to those who hate the truth."

see the impossible 'holocaust' scam debunked here:
http://codoh.com
No name calling, level playing field debate here:
http://forum.codoh.com

Free speech means free speech.

Free Man's picture

Remember, that bogus "2%" is taken from the US Census question on religion. Most Jews claim not to be 'religious', but do claim to be Jews. Their religion is the bogus, yet profitable, 'holocau$t'.

"There is no business like shoah business"

Megaton Jim's picture

Funny thing, there are not too many WWII vets left, but literally millions of Holocaust "victims" still alive 70 years after the fact!

Megaton Jim's picture

Insanity and evil are in their inbred DNA!

swamp's picture

Government approved speech is free speech

Government approved is 1st Ammendment

Victory_Garden's picture

Big pig fartin bull biscuits!

Someone put these commie putz' back in their desk drawer.

How smart does one have to be to be stupid?

Not properly edumacated is one thing...being blatantly ignorantly stupid is another.

When all else falls and there is only cold darkness left there will still be truth because like a circle...there is no beginning...and no ending.

Meanwhile...tick tocking towards some awesome changes if those crazy isreallis don't take a ride over to NK to start a woar with one of those cute little submarines like they have done to false flag and launch underwater nukes over there before. Like really, take a look at fuckushima for a shining example...yeah rothschild rats slowkill ELE special there, oy! Truth is not valid in a world where man no longer considers it a value to set the standards for justice. To go down insane, divided and stupid, or as One Life Force is the choice of Mankind NOW.

Why dumb down the people with chemtrails?

So as to create the lemming society world-wide and lead off the cliff before the big thingy in the sky shows its crazy ways...

What kind of crappy air are you breathing every single day...world-wide?

http://www.wakingtimes.com/2016/04/07/nasa-confesses-to-dosing-americans...

And to bring the Level of awareness down to the ground, here is sum good truth for yu'all to ponder. Often one has to wonder, if all these evil things are known and so are their atrocities and crimes, why is there no sane law enforcement to bring these evil things like the hitlery witch to justice?

This Is Nothing More Than A Central Bank,Rothschild Operation To Increase Their Power:Harley S.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PL8HDWmdluY

What will happen first? Man killing off the entire planet, or the incoming of the Lord?

United We Stand...

Divided We Fall...

Family and World-Community...will save us all!

One Love.

quasi_verbatim's picture

Put in the right gummint and free speech's a dozey.

Olympus Mons is not a Volcano's picture

 

"Truth is treason in an empire of lies." - George Orwell

Yellow Zookaninnie's picture

Deport the bastard before NY becomes New Gaza.

Free Man's picture

No doubt mentioning Israeli immigration laws which specify JEWS ONLY will be banned.

So too will be criticizing Israel's very real WALL.

NuYawkFrankie's picture

Wow!

I just just received a roll of "ready to apply to pie-hole" duct-tape - with fancy "NYS Senate Bill 4561" markings - in the mail.... courtesy of 'Kosher/Cosa Nostra Kingpin' Cuomo!

And it's Gefilte-Fish flavored! How thoughtful!

Free Man's picture

There are already laws banning free speech & scrutiny of the 'holocaust' storyline in much of Europe.

No doubt we will see the same free speech censorship under this bill.

"Alone the fact that one may not question the Jewish "holocaust" and that Jewish pressure has inflicted laws on democratic societies to prevent questions—while incessant promotion and indoctrination of the same averredly incontestable ‘holocaust’ occur—gives the game away. It proves that it must be a lie. Why else would one not be allowed to question it? Because it might offend the "survivors"? Because it "dishonors the dead"? Hardly sufficient reason to outlaw discussion. No, because the exposure of this leading lie might precipitate questions about so many other lies and cause the whole ramshackle fabrication to crumble."
- Gerard Menuhin / Revisionist Jew, son of famous violinist

 

"The 'holocaust' storyline is one of the most easily debunked narratives ever contrived. That is why those who question it are arrested and persecuted. That is why violent, racist, & privileged Jewish supremacists demand censorship. What sort of truth is it that denies free speech and the freedom to seek the truth? Truth needs no protection from scrutiny."

 

“In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act.”
- Orwell

 

Hammer of Light's picture

Dead on target... Keep firing!

----_-'s picture
----_- (not verified) Mar 17, 2017 3:46 AM

haahaaaaaaa   kikes will censor your voice and you will be slave of the jews for eternity.

on monetary level

on state level

and even in your own head

 

you will all crawl on your 4 legs and say "mooooooo  moooooooooooooo"

 

 

(but dont worry (((jesus christ))) is with you. is is hanging for your sins lmao)

Nunyadambizness's picture

Please don't waste any more of my time with your hysteria.  I presume it's drug induced, but still.

DeaconPews's picture

Nobody will know, they all think alike in DeBlowsyourhole's shithole. "I don't know anyone who voted for Trump." The East Coast bubble is a hard one to pop. Fucking echo chamber that it is. 

oldguyonBMXbike's picture

Hang them in the streets and let freedom swing!

oncemore's picture

Josef Goebbels, it is you?

I believed you commuted a suicide in 1945.

knotjammin2's picture

None of this changes until a few of these commie politicans are found hanging from a light post and that won't happen until the welfare is turned off.  As long as most people have food, shelter and a Obama phone that they don't have to work for this will only get worse. This story and some of the comments reminds me of the parable about "How To Catch A Wild Pig. 

There was a Chemistry professor in a large college that had some exchange students in the class. One day while the class was in the lab the Prof noticed one young man (exchange student) who kept rubbing his back and stretching as if his back hurt. 

The professor asked the young man what was the matter. The student  told him he had a bullet lodged in his back. He had been shot while  fighting communists in his native country who were trying to overthrow his country's government and install a new communist government. 

In the midst of his story he looked at the professor and asked a strange question. He asked, 'Do you know how to catch wild pigs?' 
The professor thought it was a joke and asked for the punch line.

The young man said this was no joke. "You catch wild pigs by finding a suitable place in the woods and putting corn on the ground. The pigs find it and begin to come everyday to eat the free corn. When they are  used to coming every day, you put a fence down one side of the place where they are used to coming. When they get used to the fence, they begin to eat the corn again and you put up another side of the fence. 

They get used to that and start to eat, again you continue until you  have all four sides of the fence up with a gate in the last side. The  pigs, who are used to the free corn, start to come through the gate to  eat, you slam the gate on them and catch the whole herd. 

Suddenly the wild pigs have lost their freedom. They run around and  around inside the fence, but they are caught. Soon they go back to eating the free corn. They are so used to it that they have forgotten  how to forage in the woods for themselves, so they accept their captivity. 

The young man then told the professor that is exactly what he sees happening to America.  The government keeps pushing us toward Communism/Socialism and keeps spreading the free corn out in the form of programs such supplemental income, tax credit for unearned income, tobacco subsidies, dairy subsidies, payments not to plant crops (CRP), welfare, medicine drugs, etc. while we continually lose our freedoms just a little at a time. 

One should always remember 'There is no such thing as a free lunch!!' also 'You can never hire someone to provide a service for you cheaper then you can do it yourself.'

If you see that all of this wonderful government 'help' is the problem confronting the future of democracy in America, you might want to send this on to your friends.  If you think the free ride is essential to your way of life you will probably delete this email, but God help you when the gate slams 

PoasterToaster's picture
PoasterToaster (not verified) knotjammin2 Mar 17, 2017 8:23 AM

The problem is the US Government is no longer paying enough to keep people in the pen.  Notice the level of unrest rising.  The Commies in the US, like the mulatto Obama, are cooperating with that agenda because they think they can engineer another Red October.

Hammer of Light's picture

Arrest, detain and terminate this Orwellian nightmare - this is PURE INSANITY! People, we are dealing with an extreme mental sickness with these people doing this to our liberty. The only way this ends is by them just being gone. These sick fucks are never going to stop until we simply eradicate them. Tyranny is tyranny and this bill is pure TYRANNY ~ DEATH TO TYRANNY

dogismycopilot's picture

The Oracle of Florence Opined on this 20 years ago.

220. Suppose you asked leftists to make a list of ALL the things that were wrong with society, and then suppose you instituted EVERY social change that they demanded. It is safe to say that within a couple of years the majority of leftists would find something new to complain about, some new social "evil" to correct because, once again, the leftist is motivated less by distress at society's ills than by the need to satisfy his drive for power by imposing his solutions on society.http://cyber.eserver.org/unabom.txt
Rache Fuhrer's picture

The left does not care about social justice. It cares about power.

That is why no truce is possible with the left. Not on social issues. Not on any issues.

You can't find common ground with the left because it is an activist machine dedicated to destroy common ground, not only with the right, but even with its own allies on the left. Progress turns what was once progressive into what is reactionary. And what was reactionary into what is progressive.

http://sultanknish.blogspot.com/2015/06/no-truce-with-left.html?m=1

Sparehead's picture

NY assemblyman David Weprin and NY state senator Tony Avella are traitorous cunts. That statement in neither inaccurate, irrelevant, inadequate, nor excessive.

Bohicafubar's picture

Free speech for everyone except those I disagree with. In particular white protestant Anglo-Saxon males. Shut up, it the age of the diverse and it doesn't include you.

Katharotes's picture

Or maybe he keeps a copy of "1984" on his desk.

Solio's picture

See booze, drugs, meth, and std brain are a bad mix.

Apeon's picture

and combined with political power, very dangerous.

insanelysane's picture

 

--> Trump has no legal standing for banning travel to the US by non citizens.

--> Dems have legal standing to ban US citizens from speaking badly about other people.

Flankspeed60's picture

Show the law or shut up. You are wrong on both counts.

Rache Fuhrer's picture

I wonder if I'll have the right for the NSA to forget this comment?

Vilfredo Pareto's picture

These kinds of things are the reasons peeps want the right to be forgotten.  Except for the first one the rest are coffee snorting hilarious.

 

http://www.craveonline.com/mandatory/1109520-10-people-fired-over-dick-pics

 

But obviously this kind of law is ripe for abuse.

 

Free speech is a cold, ill wind.    Let it blow.  

Bopper09's picture

Careful what you wish for Tony, with this government mainstream media would cease to exist.

Peon14's picture

Reminds me of a line from "The Clash" song "Know Your Rights":  "You have the right to free speech

As long as  You're not dumb enough to actually try it" 

Think on it.

Grahampa's picture

Dimocrats don't know the classical definition of 'liberalism' anymore. Or they just don't care.

Grahampa's picture

Dimocrats don't know the classical definition of 'liberalism' anymore. Or they just don't care.

Sledge-hammer's picture
Sledge-hammer (not verified) Mar 17, 2017 11:31 AM

I believe that this NY assemblyman is a jew.  Interesting that the The Tribe persists in trying to destroy our Caucasian-European culture.  Us unwashed, barbaric goyim are unworthy and incapable of appreciating and enjoying the right of free speech.

rbblum's picture

Today's trolls are in sync with the concept that the U S Constitution is a 'living document'. That is, The U S Constitution is basically irrelevant and incongruent with the belief system and standards adhered to by progressive, global enthusiasts.

PureLove's picture

Well, this is a blanket ban on high school history books. 

Evander's picture

New York has really crappy governance. It's all globalist crap there. Grew up there, lived there for over 30 years and not going back there, to live. Too many liberals and too many globalist scumbags in power. It's overrun. I had a great run, when it was the greatest city in the world. Those days are over. What a shame.