The Advent of Internet Censorship in America

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Question: What does it take to get bitter rivals, Google and Facebook – the two most popular and powerful entities on the planet, to put aside their differences and join forces for a common cause? Answer: Internet censorship in America, or the threat thereof. Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the past month or so, you’ve no doubt been hearing on TV news, and reading in newspapers and on blogs about a controversial new bill called SOPA (the … Continue reading →

TSA To Block Websites With “Controversial Opinions”

The Transportation Security Administration will block all websites that contain “controversial opinion” from its federal computers in the latest example of how Internet censorship is expanding in both the private and public sector as the federal government prepares to push through a power grab that will empower President Obama to shut down the world wide web with an emergency decree. “The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) is blocking certain websites from the federal agency’s computers, including halting access by staffers to … Continue reading →