Internet Crackdown Begins: Senator Al Franken Wants Google, Facebook, & Twitter Censor Political Speech

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Authord by Michael Snyder via The American Dream blog,

Are the days of the free and open Internet numbered?  The Internet is certainly used for all sorts of horrible things, but it has also allowed ordinary people to communicate on a mass scale that would have been unimaginable decades ago.  In the old days, if you wanted to reach large audiences of people with your information you always had to go through corporate gatekeepers.  But today, anyone with an Internet connection can literally broadcast whatever they want to say to the whole world.  Personally, my wife and I have always been amazed at how many people we are able to touch all over the planet from our little home in the mountains.  Over the past seven years our websites have been viewed more than 100 million times, and we receive emails about our work from people all over the globe.

Unfortunately, major changes may soon be coming to the Internet.  The election of Donald Trump really angered the elite, and they are blaming the power of the Internet for his victory.  They insist that something must be done “for the good of democracy”.

For example, in an opinion piece for the Guardian, U.S. Senator Al Franken proposed that it is time for the U.S. government to step in because Google, Facebook and Twitter have failed to prevent the spread of propaganda, misinformation, and hate speech

As lawmakers grapple with the revelations regarding Russia’s manipulation of social media during the 2016 election, many are shocked to learn the outsized role that the major tech companies play in so many aspects of our lives. Not only do they guide what we see, read, and buy on a regular basis, but their dominance – specifically in the market of information – now requires that we consider their role in the integrity of our democracy.

 

Last week’s hearings demonstrated that these companies may not be up to the challenge that they’ve created for themselves. In some instances, it seems that they’ve failed to take commonsense precautions to prevent the spread of propaganda, misinformation, and hate speech.

Those are very ominous words.

So precisely what would constitute “propaganda”, “misinformation” or “hate speech”?

When you start regulating speech, you cross a very dangerous line.  There is a reason why our founders guaranteed us freedom of speech in the Bill of Rights, because if we don’t have the freedom to say what we want then what do we really have left?

During the presidential election, there was a lot of talk about Hillary Clinton’s health.  The mainstream media insisted that she was just fine, and they accused those of us in the alternative media that were questioning her health of engaging in “propaganda” and “misinformation”.  Well, it turns out that we now know that Clinton’s health was so bad that Donna Brazile was actually considering replacing her as the nominee, and so it was actually the mainstream media that was putting out “propaganda” and “misinformation”.

Any effort to institute some sort of “truth police” would take us significantly down the road to totalitarianism, but apparently that is what Franken wants.  In fact, he is openly suggesting that it is time for government regulators to step in

Instead of simply trusting the big tech companies to police how their services are being used and abused, Franken suggested that regulators need to step in. Lawmakers should take a closer look at the influence technology plays in the everyday lives of Americans by conducting “vigorous oversight in the form of investigations and hearings to fully understand current practices and the potential for harm,” the Minnesota senator said.

 

“I’m hopeful that recent events will encourage regulators, as well as a broader contingent of my colleagues — on both sides of the aisle — to give this issue the attention it deserves,” he said.

So once government regulators begin regulating speech on the Internet, where will it end?

Will everything that we do on the Internet have to be evaluated for “truthiness” before it is allowed to be posted?

And who decides what the “truth” actually is?

I am a big believer in the marketplace of ideas.  I have always been convinced that if everyone is allowed to openly share what they believe that the truth will win in the end.

Of course the elite are scared of the free exchange of ideas, because that gives the people way too much control over their own destiny.  Prior to the Internet age, they were always in control of the flow of information in our society, but now things have changed dramatically.

They desperately want to get control of the Internet, because they want things to go back to the way that they used to be.  But we can’t allow that to happen, and so we must greatly resist any attempts to regulate speech on the Internet.

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Michael Snyder is a Republican candidate for Congress in Idaho’s First Congressional District, and you can learn how you can get involved in the campaign on his official website. His new book entitled “Living A Life That Really Matters” is available in paperback and for the Kindle on Amazon.com.

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Justin Case's picture

Today just under half of the world Jewry population is domiciled within the 50 states and its territories.  More significantly, Juice occupy a highly disproportionate number of leadership positions throughout American society.  Government and politics, banking and commerce, medicine and law, academia and science, media and movie production are all areas of an incommensurate concentration of Jewish power and domination.

Even the vast majority of comedians, who have entertained America for decades, came through the Borscht Belt in the Catskills as did beet borscht as well as lochs and bagels. Likewise, their many Yiddish idioms and colloquialisms, Juish customs and traditions, have become a part of American culture.  All of these have been further disseminated throughout English-speaking societies everywhere, over many decades, by Hollywood and the Mainstream Media.  In this way many are now acutely aware of the pervasiveness of Juish influence in the USA and abroad.

As this unfolds people get a better understanding how the German population felt in the late twenties, early 30's. It was an over representation in Gov't, literature, film, art, acadamia, religion, banking and lawyers of a minority population in Germany. The German people were fed up with the porn, prostitution and gays groveling in public. The boycotting of German shops and products. Seems the same act, different stage.

Doom and Dust's picture

It may have gone too far already but it's really encouraging to see more Americans waking up to the extent of their tribe subservience. Finally.

Justin Case's picture

There are two versions of WWII and one of them is just a lie for extortion. I have 6 million jokes about WWII, but you've probably heard them all.

Justin Case's picture

Red Cross document released in Dec. 1983 shows that there were 373,468 deaths of all German labour camps combined. So even 1 million is a grossly exaggerated number. Auschwitz did not have any gas chambers either. I went to several camps when I was there and all they are is money makers today with a lot of fables.

Consuelo's picture

 

 

'ELF' for short...

- Entertainment

- Law

- Finance

 

jaxville's picture

 You missed education.  A lot of the bullshit we are dealing with is given a veneer of credibility by chosen professors.

IH8OBAMA's picture

Al Franken is a comedian and a poor one at that.  Why Minnesota made him a Senator is a total mystery.

 

Buckaroo Banzai's picture

No mystery. Election fraud.

IH8OBAMA's picture

That was true the first time but then they voted him in a second time.

 

Kirk2NCC1701's picture

2nd time? Easy: J election money, poured into a familiar face and name. After a while even filthy clothes or a barn doesn't smell so bad.

(((Apllied))) election psychology at work.

Creative_Destruct's picture

Plus  in the second election like the first, there may have been some extra votes stashed in another car trunk (or frunk) for all we know.

nevertheless's picture

I lived in MN then, and I can say, if MPR (Minn Public Radio) is behind you, anyone can win in MN.

 

The Zionists run the board, they own it all, so it is only a matter of time until they take away the internet. 

Consuelo's picture

 

 

Minnesota is heavily populated with Scandinavian descendants.   And to a disproportionate degree, those people tend to be 'liberal' (Gawd I hate the misuse of that word...)

Thus, 'fertile' ground Minnesota is for clever Schmendricks to ply their Trotsky on the otherwise very smart, but socially gullible Goy.  

Kelley's picture

A heavy turnout from Lake Wobegon. They voted early and often.

Chauncey Gardener's picture

Why Minnesota made him a Senator is a total misery. Fixed it for you.

kw2012's picture

No, it was the Nazi's that perfected controling the media and free speech. Just like the Dems

Dindu Nuffins's picture

Calm down, Dinesh, don't be so fidgety there. There's a nice street outside to relieve yourself on.

The best trick that they ever pulled was pretending that Hitler was simply talking about the "Big Lie" because he was monologuing about his own masterful press manipulation and lying abilities, despite openly writing a honest book with all his plans and reasons, and not the media monopoly of the Jews in pre-war Germany that turned Berlin into the homosexual and transgender capital of the world during the 1920s.

Chandos's picture

Oh No!!!!! NAAAAHH-TSEES!!!!!! Run for the hills!  ;)

Grimaldus's picture

The boot of progressive tyranny. You see it now don't ya?

There is nothing further from real American than a progressive like Al Franken. If he took an oath to uphold the Constitution then he is breaking that oath every day. Same with the rest of the FEDGOV. All of them.

America used to be about individual liberty, freedom from government tyranny before the progressives took over around 1900.

Been moar and moar tyranny ever since.

Progressives own this shit.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Grimaldus

 

ThanksChump's picture

Well fortunately, tomorrow is National Shoot A Commie Day. All of our shopping is done, and the clip belts are hung on the mantel. Later, it'll be hot rum and carols. We'll leave cookies and milk out for St. Winchester who, if we've been good, will load all our magazines with festive hollow point rounds.

 

Sigh. It might be my favorite holiday, after National Steak and Blow Job Day.

11b40's picture

Is there anything ambiguous in the First Amendment?  I have read this many times, and still can't find an "except" or a "but", or a "when", or any other word that allows for a deviation of this very clear statement.  There is no expiration date, either.

Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.

MoreFreedom's picture

I'd like your post better if you didn't denegrate Jews by association with Franken.  I've got several Jewish friends, who don't like him either.  I don't see what the religion has to do with his authoritarian politics.  And frankly, I've never found him funny, especially considering how he wants to wield power over others.

BarkingCat's picture

How about genetics??

Stop spreading this lie that (((it))) is purely a religion thing.

I have never known any belief system that gives people a certain look.

Chandos's picture

Maybe you need to read more instead of posting this pablum....How about "The controversy of Zion" by Douglas Reed    http://www.controversyofzion.info/Controversybook/reeedcontrov.pdf

Great book; well reearched; Reed was a good man.

BarkingCat's picture

"This unfunny, obnoxious ass-faced jew post turtle would be writing shitty sitcoms or humping around the standup comedy circuit right now, if it hadn't been for some good old-fashioned election fraud."

Do you mean those "uncounted" ballot boxes a poll worker found in the trunk of her car after he lost and demanded a recount?

Al Gophilia's picture

America is ducked if counts like this are not dragged through the street and then hanged for treason against the liberties of the people. This is Nasi mirroring at its worst.

I predict that he will press on as nothing will happen. How many people SUPPORT this nationally isn't going to matter. It's who supports it in the circles of power that count. We the people are not enshrined with the Constitution of our founders and grandfathers. We are living under the boot of tyranny. The administration has changed but the government remains the same. Ipso facto, we're fucked, being as we are Americans.

The Wizard's picture

With his request he believes he is writing a sitcom. Though the moron is serious.

What is his defintion of "political"? Why is he afraid?

alangreedspank's picture

Another (((great ally))) that wants to censor the internet. Nothing new...

nsurf9's picture

My dear Mr. Frank(stein) - you are a day late and dollar short. 

And, pretty soon, every hour expended "surfing" the internet will require 59 minutes of forced commercial messages to slug through, you know, just like mainstream media.

HRClinton's picture

Fuck off, (((inbred Ashki))) asshole!

Peacefulwarrior's picture

"Because I'm Good enough, Smart enough and Doggone it people like me"

Urahara's picture

"Internet Crackdown Begins: Jews Want Google, Facebook, & Twitter To Censor Political Speech"

Fixed it for you ZH.

Just Another Vietnam Vet's picture

or (((Aka Frankenstein))) !!!!!!!

 

and according to the DIMS comedian law, anything questioning the Clintins will be deleted, however.....

Frankensteins truth will be any accusation against the Repubs.   

Sonny Brakes's picture

If they do censor the internet then I predict that most right-thinking people will migrate away from the internet. That's a monthly nut that the ISPs will forfeit to the deep state and there'll be no point in buying or upgrading your computers.

silver sword's picture

And that, my friends, is why we have the SECOND Amendment . . . !!

Can't take them all from us all.

SilverRhino's picture

Fuck Al Franken the wife murderer.

FreeShitter's picture

Another member of the tribe telling the goyim how the future will be......had enough?

alangreedspank's picture

As generations passes and their (((holocaust))) and (((hitler))) trump cards get memed out of existence, hopefully their grip on western societies will start to slip

HRClinton's picture

And not just any tribe. A highly inbred tribe, that went almost extinct 700 years ago. Yids lie, but DNA doesn't...

https://systemsbiology.columbia.edu/news/study-sheds-light-on-ashkenazi-...

Which explains why there are so many Ashkenazi genetically inherited diseases. 

https://www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org/ashkenazi-jewish-genetic-diseases

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Medical_genetics_of_Jews

Which then explains why (((they))) are begging the dumb, bleeding-heart Goyim for money, for research on (((their))) pet DNA diseases. E.g.

Years ago, it was Cystic Fibrosis, and Spinal Muscular Atrophy. Who doesn't remember the comedian (((Jerry Lewis))) and his TV fund raisers?

More recently, it was the Susan B Komen breast cancer thing (remember the damn pink ribbons everywhere?) Well, now that this has run its course, (((they))) are ramping up the next Awareness & Donation campaign: Autism.

Thought you should know. An informed mind is more difficult to manipulate and bamboozle.

(And speaking if "Raising Awareness", I plan to do just that on ZH, by repeating this post periodically, as seems appropriate. For the record, it's an "Informative/Educational Awareness" thing. Lest some sensitive Ashkis start bitching to Tyler.)

Lucky Leprachaun's picture

You won't find (((them))) fund-raising to get Whites off their oxycontin opiod addiction. Because it keeps them docile and distracted and the (((Sackler brothers))) make billions from the plague.

ChimiBonga's picture

I'm good enuf. I'm Thmart enuf. And gosh darnit, people like me.

BarkingCat's picture

My fucking God, I think I know why you took them off their platform- it's because he's so fucking boring.

 

Decentralized video platform already exists. It is called Bitchute. 

JoeTurner's picture

The goyim know....time to shut it down

afronaut's picture

How? By voting? They put the candidates in front of you and they all have the same end-game in mind. Only the way they implement it differs. 

TL;DR. It won't happen