Saturday, August 19, 2017

Google, other tech companies warned over ‘dangerous’ banning of neo-Nazis, hate groups

Yes, this could easily happen.  But what the article doesn't cover is what would the backlash be if Google, GoDaddy and others are successful in wiping out completely the presence of any 'hate group"?  What do you think the backlash would look like?

I can tell you.  The"hate groups" will decide that if THEY can't get access to the Internet to express their ideas, then NO ONE CAN.

But the Electronic Frontier Foundation is warning of the dangers of censoring speech, no matter how horrendous or offensive.

“All fair-minded people must stand against the hateful violence and aggression that seems to be growing across our country,” the San Francisco-based online advocacy group said in a blog post Thursday. “But we must also recognize that on the Internet, any tactic used now to silence neo-Nazis will soon be used against others, including people whose opinions we agree with.” 
For example, the EFF mentioned that some people want to label Black Lives Matter as a hate group, and that the NAACP has been a target since the Civil Rights era.

Many of the tech CEOs who have taken action in the wake of the deadly white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, have explained their moves.

Even as San Francisco-based Cloudflare’s CEO stripped the Daily Stormer of its security services this week, Matthew Prince acknowledged he had made an arbitrary decision and said “no one should have that power.”
Yes.  That's why these companies should fall under the same regulation as phone companies do.  T-Mobile, ATT and others can not stop "hate speech" from being sent over phone lines.  They also can not be sued for allowing, say, ISIS to conspire against the Federal Government.  Or maybe even drug deals that happen over the phone.

This sort of law needs to be used to cover internet providers and companies like Godaddy and google.

Otherwise, the internet will become unusable.


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