INTERNET FREEDOM: FREE SPEECH
Richie Havens Freedom (Woodstock 69)
As in the previous article in this series, the 1996 Telecommunications Act had much impact on the internet. The loftly stated intentions of growth, and freedom accomplished the opposite. Plus Net Neutrality took a bullet to the head.
Addressing the Internet, and particularly Social Media, it was a disaster. The below video on this topic was by John Perry Barlow. (Deceased)
However the other and most pressing danger to a Free Internet, particularly Social Media is what has been called Net Neutrality or it’s demise. In additions with Media Oligopoly, consolidation of the media into one biased, uninformed voice, it threatens Free Speech. The Free Speech on various social media, blogs, and 4th estate press outlets.
We the people fighting the loss of the true Freedom of the Press, through blogs like this, are becoming a victim of subtle censorship without Net Neutrality. Google, Twitter, Facebook, WordPress and others can manipulate our content. They can slow it’s publication, alter it, censor it, and ignore it.
In December 2017, the FCC Chairman Ajit Pai’s recinded the previous FCC rulings in 2015 on Net Neutrality, calling it restoring freedom of the Internet. The 2015 FCC ruling through previous heavy lobbying, may have itself been a smoke screen. The freedom it restored was to Social Media Giants, who are the peoples communications lines. Just as Freedom of the Press has been relegated to the Oligarchs, Freedom of Internet Speech is going to media Oligarchs. If there was a caution light only by the 2015 ruling, the FCC Chairman has now given the green light. They are already abusing this in other ways, as recent headlines concerning Facebooks use of your personal information, and the security of it.
Congress has made a big show of this since the FCC December ruling, and yesterday, (April 10), hit Facebooks CEO with a limp wrist all day long. Well, he did wear a suit, and not his phony, “I’m one of you”, blue jeans and T-Shirt outfits.
The internet without Net Neutrality isn’t really the internet. (Article link to Freepress.net. They is no connection in any manner to this publication; OneFreePress.net.)
However as Bretbart News stated in the first referenced article, Net Neutrality needs a new definition to include Google, Twitter, Facebook and others. It’s not just the December 2017 FCC, but Obama’s FCC that failed to defend or enact true Net Neutrality.
HELP RESTORE FREEDOM TO AMERICA. THE ENEMY IS AT THE GATES. ATTACKING OUR FREEDOMS ONE BY ONE AS THEY TRAMPLE OUR CONSTITUTION, AND BILL OF RIGHTS. MOVING AMERICA FROM DEMOCRACY TO OLIGARCHY TO GLOBALISM.
by James Kirk-Wiggins, April 11, 2018
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