Tag: Net Neutrality

What We Actually Got With Repeal Of Net Neutrality

December 14, 2017

Today a repeal to Net Neutrality, specifically Title II of the Net Neutrality protections were voted on by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). According to CNN, The repeal passed 3-2, along a party-line vote.

Many Americans were against the repealing of Net Neutrality on the basis that it would have negative effects thereby throttling, blocking content and they didn’t want paid prioritization. One among those who opposed the repeal was Congressman Mike Coffman who represents Colorado’s 6th Congressional District, he is now drafting a bill to stop the repeal, asking for this to be further debated in Congress.

The FCC never responded to the Congressman’s letter he sent as well as multiple calls from Congressmen for a delay. He doesn’t feel that the repeal should have been decided by unelected bureaucrats in Washington. I agree

There are several internet designers who actually designed and built the internet, they didn’t want the repeal either. Who better knows the internet than the guys that built it, right? I would trust their opinion over anyone else’s.

The pioneers of the internet all came together and sent the FCC a letter explaining to them that they basically did not understand how the internet worked.

Judicial Watch’s Tom Fitton is urging an appeal of the 2015 case regarding an Obama-era FCC decision which reclassified broadband Internet as a public utility so that it could impose its restrictive net neutrality rules (United States Telecom Association, et al. v. Federal Communications Commission and United States of America (No. 15-1063)). They have filed a Brief of Amici Curiae arguing Net Neutrality undermines the constitutional separation of powers by allowing the FCC to directly intervene in the broadband Internet economy.”

As reported by Gizmodo, early on in December the Commissioner of the FCC reported that her own agency was withholding evidence of fraud. Apparently there were literally thousands upon thousands of fake comments that were used to sway the vote. Comments from the public are suppose to be used under the Administrative Procedures Act whenever issuing a Notice of Proposed Rule Making.

Hopefully Congressmen Coffman’s bill as well as one filed by Senator Markey (D), Massachusetts will help to reverse this vote that was cast to repeal Net Neutrality.

If you care to help reverse the process and have Congress step in to save Net Neutrality you can go to action.aclu.org and sign the petition.

Germany Is Way Out Of Control – They Think They Can Tell You What You Can Say Or Report via Social Media

July 1, 2017

I’ve seen it all now, as reported by RT, Germany has approved a bill that would make it possible to fine social media $56 Million if they refuse to remove any material deemed/flagged fake news or hate related. They will have up to 24 hours to remove or block the content. If the case is more complicated, they will have up to a week to get it resolved. The networks will have to report back and explain how they dealt with flagged material.

Freedom of speech ends where criminal law begins,” Justice Minister Heiko Maas said, adding that the measure “end[s] the internet law of the jungle.”
According to Maas, who proposed the bill back in March, the number of hate crimes in Germany jumped by over 300 percent in the last two years. “This law is the logical next step for effectively tackling hate speech since all voluntary agreements with the platform providers have been virtually unsuccessful,” the Central Council of Jews in Germany said, praising the measure, as cited by Reuters.
This must be based on the supposed hate crimes that jumped 300% in the last two years. Are they talking about Germany? Well, the German people are most likely fed up with their leaders uncontrolled refugee crisis! 

Wow, now big brother is watching social media! Facebook….ought to go commando on them!

Sorry Germany, you don’t tell other countries or companies based out of the USA what is legal or not legal. In other posts I have done on Germany, in a nutshell, I have said they think they rule the world. Didn’t we have this problem with them during World War I and II? Yes we did, they never learn!

Where was the hate police when the Nazi’s killed the Jews? Or was that just fake news? 

If Germany wants to enforce this in their own country, so be it. But, they cannot act like China, North Korea and censor everything from around the world from citizens in free speech countries. Or can they?

In the beginning of 2017, as reported by theverge.com, Facebook applied filters for fake news in Germany. That to me was the correct way to handle problems in Germany. Now, Germany wants to take a big step towards censoring the world. Maybe Merkel is worried she may not win the election this year! Hey, it’s a big probability that she won’t. Her and Hillary, birds of a feather flock together!

L👀k at this controlling statement from Maas back in January, 2017:

In an interview with the German newspaper Welt Am Sonntag this week, Maas said that fake news represents a “danger to our culture of debate,” and that social media companies “have a duty” to rein it in. “danger to our culture of debate,” hmmm, bottom line, they don’t want a debate, they want to fill everyone’s mind with their deemed real news, propaganda.
This is more evidence that Germany is falling under a H&$@$& (can’t say the H word, might get censored) type of regime! Sad! 

According to HG. ORG, LLC, “Since the internet is not geographically bound, national laws cannot apply globally.” Well, that was until Obama sold us out!

Remember that net neutrality thing? Yup, you can thank Obama for that one! Basically censoring of certain sites on the internet. 

Net Neutrality Another major area of interest in Internet Law is net neutrality. Net neutrality refers to regulations of the infrastructure of the Internet, itself. Every piece of information transmitted across the internet is broken into what are called “packets” of data, then passed through routers and transmission infrastructure owned by a variety of private and public entities, like telecommunications companies, universities, and government agencies. This has become a major area of concern in recent years, because changes to laws affecting this infrastructure in one jurisdiction could have a ripple effect, changing how information is sent and received in other jurisdictions whether those areas would otherwise be subject to the jurisdiction of the country implementing the new law or not.
Whether we like it or not, Obama sold us out, people were sleeping, not awake yet as to exactly what the net neutrality really meant. So, welcome to censorship America!

[VIDEO] Germany Approves Bill To Fine Social Media Millions Over Hate Speech, Fake News