Today the United States Congress begins holding hearings on the first significant U.S. Internet censorship legislation. If this very scary bill passes, the Internet will never be the same. We are on the precipice of a new era of repression and control. This is a basic free speech bill that has the potential to impact every Internet user.
This frightening legislation will allow the U.S. government and even private corporations the power to order service providers to block any website based on links or posts by users. Ordinary Internet users will be at risk for felony prosecution. Blogs and social network sites will be at risk for censorship.
Please write, call and email your Congressional representatives and demand that they oppose this evil legislation. You can learn more at the American Censorship website.
- American Censorship Day is this Wednesday – And You Can Join In! (eff.org)
- American Censorship Day is this Wednesday (Nov 16) – And You Can Join In! (censorshipinamerica.com)
- American Censorship Day (avc.com)