New Bill Being Considered In Congress Could Shut Down Social Media Sites Crucial To ‘Occupy’ Protests

Author: October 27, 2011 7:45 pm

In what would be a stunning disregard for First Amendment rights, rumors are swirling that the Republican controlled Congress is now considering a new bill that could blackout sites such as YouTube, Twitter, Facebook, and other sites that utilize content generated by users. Phones such as iPhone, Android, AmazonCloud, Pandora, Grooveshark and even your email accounts would be adversely affected.

Some provisions in the bill would make it a “felony to stream unlicensed content — including cover band performances, karaoke videos, video game play-throughs, and more.” Major profit driven corporations are the driving force behind such a bill.

This bill could also effectively silence the ‘Occupy’ movement that has swept the nation by killing information sharing. Most Americans currently get most of their news about ‘Occupy’ through social media. If social media sites were to shut down because of the bill, Americans would be less likely to see ‘Occupy’ footage and would thus be in the dark, forcing us all to rely on corporate owned media sources. This bill is dangerous and would be a major blow to constitutionally protected freedom of speech. This is nothing more than government sponsored censorship and must be stopped.

Please make your voice heard and demand that Congress kill this bill. You can take action here.



facebook comments:


  • If a bill like this happens it could wipe a lot of information on the net and anyways the major social sites would sue the goverment. The sites gives us information on everything thats going on around the world. google is a social site and everybody perfers using it more than other sites. You Tube shows to do things and allow people to be themselves on the net. So I say if they do it, the goverment will go into flames from economically.

  • this is truley pathetic. they really have no reason to do such thing. and if they did then why dont the address it clearly. this is pointless there trying to piss people off!

  • bush obama same old drama

  • see the first amendment trampled under foot

  • All politicians are cut from the same Loincloth. You know the one; the one that covers the asses of the obscenely wealthy, and the business elite!

  • Let them try. Every mis-step these twats take is another nail in their coffins!

  • If your government shuts down the internet, shut down your government.

  • So Let’s Plays would be felonies? That sounds excessive.

  • won’t happen. the turds in congress are at least smart enough to understand that they would have a genuine revolution if people couldn’t suckle at the teat of the social networks, and THAT revolution would not have to be facilitated by selfsame networks! the fear of public uprising is why all those telecom bills threatening to turn the internet into a glorified cable tv network, never make it off the house floor.

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