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Saturday, February 28, 2015

Obama Blocks GOP Attempt to Throttle Internet Freedom

 

 

 

Obama Blocks GOP Attempt to Throttle Internet Freedom

 

Posted by Gordon Duff on February 27, 2015

GOP AGENDA crushed by Obama ruling on internet freedom

11q_010By Gordon Duff, Senior Editor

GOP commissioners cited Obama as a “flip-flopping communist” for blocking the attempt led by Verizon and their Wall Street backers to put a “choke valve” on the internet.  The GOP plan, backed by the ADL and AIPAC, would have allowed full censorship through cutting off bandwidth to controversial websites.  They simply would never load.

The GOP plan was to put a choke on all content other than approved propaganda and pornography.

With internet hoax websites citing Obama’s backing of telecom and NWO attempts to throttle internet freedom, the mysterious Mr. Obama turned the tables. Similarly, Veterans Today has learned that the proposed reclassification of some classes of .223/5.56mm ammunition, reported to have been an Obama “executive order,” was actually done by Bush appointees who remain in control of ATF policy.

Today the FCC voted to declare the internet a public utility and to begin investigations of both service providers and search engines that censor content, block free speech and choke off content the find politically “troublesome.”  From Huffington Post:

The Federal Communications Commission voted Thursday to approve strong net neutrality rules in a stunning decision, defying vocal, months-long opposition by telecom and cable companies and Republicans on Capitol Hill.

Democratic Commissioners Jessica Rosenworcel and Mignon Clyburn joined Chairman Tom Wheeler to approve a rule that reclassifies consumer broadband as a utility under Title II of the Communications Act.

The FCC intends to use this new authority to ban “paid prioritization,” a practice whereby Internet service providers can charge content producers a premium for giving users more reliable access to that content, as well as to ban blocking and throttling of lawful content and services.

The GOP says it plans to seek impeachment of President Obama for influencing the FCC vote.  The GOP has already begun to file lawsuits against the FCC on behalf of telecom giants who spent tens of millions buying influence to pass the “internet death rule.”


The Republican Neocons perpetrated the 911 WTC attacks, so it's understandable that they would want to prevent this from becoming common knowledge by controlling the internet to try and save themselves from execution.

The Internet is the most powerful and pervasive platform on the planet. It is simply too important to be left without rules and without a referee on the field. Think about it. The Internet has replaced the functions of the telephone and the post office. The Internet has redefined commerce, and as the outpouring from four million Americans has demonstrated, the Internet is the ultimate vehicle for free expression. The Internet is simply too important to allow broadband providers to be the ones making the rules.

This proposal has been described by one GOP NEOCON as "a secret plan to regulate the Internet." Nonsense. This is no more a plan to regulate the Internet than the First Amendment is a plan to regulate free speech. They both stand for the same concepts: openness, expression, and an absence of gate keepers telling people what they can do, where they can go, and what they can think.

 

 

 

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