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Gov Web Bots To Scour Internet for Hate Speech: “Could Potentially Criminalize Thoughts and Expres

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posted on Apr, 30 2014 @ 01:49 PM
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With the capability to intercept every digital communication sent over the internet or telephone it’s no surprise that Big Brother is pushing to further expand its role in the lives of Americans.

Senator Ed Markey (D-MA) is proposing a new bill that would send government web bots across the internet looking for hate speech or material allegedly determined to be advocating or encouraging “violent acts.” Once identified, the Congressman wants reports to be disseminated to Congress so that they can monitor, control and potentially criminalize thoughts and expressions deemed by an unknown panel of government bureaucrats to be hateful.


Gov Web Bots To Scour Internet for Hate Speech: “Could Potentially Criminalize Thoughts and Expressions”

Although there are other threads regarding this dating back to 2008 here on ATS, it looks a little closer today!

Nice knowing you all ;(

After the leaks from Edward Snowden, it's now public knowledge that the software/hardware is now available for this to happen.

EDIT: not sure how ATS mods view the source but not seen anything detrimental about the site on here before.




posted on Apr, 30 2014 @ 01:52 PM
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In the same line with this thread from yesterday: www.abovetopsecret.com...



posted on Apr, 30 2014 @ 01:59 PM
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originally posted by: Telos
In the same line with this thread from yesterday: www.abovetopsecret.com...


Makes one wonder if it has anything to do with the Trans-Pacific Partnership treaty being voted in via the back door of western governments



posted on Apr, 30 2014 @ 02:02 PM
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I think it has always been if you put out true hate speech mixed with some threats, the suit's would show up on your door step. Now I think what they are gathering and watching is how the people are reacting to this strongly socialist administration.

This is all about control of the people and what they talk about out of fear they will stop the division and unite to put a stop this corrupt government.

We still have the right to impeach and recall, if we the people used it we could put a very big monkey wrench in the way the politicians are acting, they work for us believe it or not...at least they used to.



posted on Apr, 30 2014 @ 02:07 PM
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Yeah. That's not crazy or anything. It's not like context matters. Just scan for a blacklist of bad words and drop the banhammer. Totally rational thing to do.

This pol is from the state that instituted a full statewide lockdown and house to house searches to catch a kid hiding in a boat.

Keep an eye on anyone who co-sponsors: bill details
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posted on Apr, 30 2014 @ 02:07 PM
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a reply to: Battleline

I think it will start as hate speech against racism, LGBT and other ethnic groups but in time it will include being against the TPTB, government and will also include sites like ATS.

TPTB want complete control over the sheeple.



posted on Apr, 30 2014 @ 02:17 PM
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Man you can tell the liberal democrats are pretty scared at public opinion. I find it amusing that they are desperately trying to curtail constitutional freedoms just because people are starting to see through their BS. Same goes for both factions really, whenever people rise up, they are swift to try and destroy opposition.



posted on Apr, 30 2014 @ 02:17 PM
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You can't police speech...

This is outrageous and should immediately be shot down by Congress.

Has anyone in DC every even read our Bill of Rights ?

We are turning or Government in "To catch a predator".

Whoever is in power will just arrest their opposition...



posted on Apr, 30 2014 @ 02:24 PM
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Did they throw the Constitution in the trash?

How are we allowing this? This is against our constitution and should not even get passed.

If it does pass, that's it, we really are living in 1984.... What a horrible time for our children, they will never know freedom if this passes, it will only contiue to go downhill.



posted on Apr, 30 2014 @ 02:32 PM
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originally posted by: brandiwine14
Did they throw the Constitution in the trash?

How are we allowing this?


Well, your here on a forum and not on the streets...
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posted on Apr, 30 2014 @ 02:37 PM
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a reply to: MessageforAll

And that hits the nail on the head!



posted on Apr, 30 2014 @ 02:44 PM
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a reply to: MessageforAll

So are you!
Since it is on internet censorship and people need to know on the internet (and can take action on the internet) .
Censorship in MSM is already in place.
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posted on Apr, 30 2014 @ 02:47 PM
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This is very worrisome if it does have any kind of real steam to it at all. We really could be looking at the beginnings of stamping out dissent if this passes, even in a reigned in amended form.

Learn the difference between socialist & fascist. We're teetering on the latter of the two.
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posted on Apr, 30 2014 @ 02:49 PM
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a reply to: BDBinc

It's a bill, I'm pretty sure it's non EU. And even if it was, you are right. I am here, I am part of the problem. We all are, even the 3 amigo's are a part of the problem.

A small comfort though:



If voting changed anything, they'd make it illegal.

Emma Goldman



posted on Apr, 30 2014 @ 02:50 PM
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originally posted by: Nyiah

Learn the difference between socialist & fascist. We're teetering on the latter of the two.


The US is a plutocracy. Like magic it can be both socialist and fascist as well as any other number of things it needs to be when it wants to be.

It's the damn plutocrats.



posted on Apr, 30 2014 @ 02:55 PM
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originally posted by: MessageforAll
a reply to: BDBinc

And even if it was, you are right. I am here, I am part of the problem. We all are, even the 3 amigo's are a part of the problem.



Why are you part of the pro internet control censoring problem?
I did not say voting would solve the problem "He who counts the vote counts" but everyone on the internet should know the facts.

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posted on Apr, 30 2014 @ 03:02 PM
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a reply to: BDBinc

We all are working towards our own demise, sure you can blame a nation for invading, but the stuff closer to home, like this internet censorship. Or that other thread the Subway halal thread. Or basic taxes I don't know, stuff?.

As long as we keep complaining behind our screen we are part of the problem. Even ATS is guilty of this. ATS T&C forbids to promote a private think tank on the board, With the huge pool of intellect ATS could actually start a movement. Go outside. But piss off the wrong people and its by by ATS.

Point is, people ( we ) gave up a long time ago, if we didn't we wouldn't be here. And anyone who claims otherwise is lying.

The odd's are never in our favor.
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posted on Apr, 30 2014 @ 03:06 PM
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So if I say I hate black people, white people, Mexican people, Chinese people, Japanese people, and every other race on the planet where does that put me? in some awesome ass gitmo torture chamber?

I am just being a douche.. stupid racism..

Control them they know not what they do....



posted on Apr, 30 2014 @ 03:10 PM
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a reply to: ThichHeaded

Well, your IP might be stored and prevent you from accessing certain websites? But that's just the thing, say I'm a racist. I'm this dumb redneck, level inbreed.

If I want to make a racists remark, I should be allowed to, freedom of speech goes both ways. You don't have to understand or like it, but that's a fact.


Slippery slope. Next thing you'l be on the blacklist for calling Obama a c*nt*



posted on Apr, 30 2014 @ 03:22 PM
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a reply to: MessageforAll

Meh 1st amendment is allowed only where allowed..


You think this is bad you should see my trip through pgh during the G20... In case you think I am being stupid or whatever.


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