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originally posted by: jtma508
Perfect. This way the government could threaten an ISP if they are carrying a website that promotes content that differs from their narrative. Not that the government would EVER do something like that --- ask Ecuador.
originally posted by: toysforadults
free market if you have an ISP that blocks something get a new ISP and the problem solves itself
I know I know the left thinks tyranny is our only option
originally posted by: intrepid
Just because an ISP COULD restrict certain sites does that mean they WOULD do so? If you don't give the people what they want they will go elsewhere. Doesn't sound like a smart business action to me. Although I can see some having to just through a hoop or two to change as they have their cable, phone and ISP bundled.
originally posted by: avgguy
How is that any different from other private providers ie:Facebook,Instagram,Twitter or YouTube from taking down things that they don’t like?
Common Carrier An individual or business that advertises to the public that it is available for hire to transport people or property in exchange for a fee.
A common carrier is legally bound to carry all passengers or freight as long as there is enough space, the fee is paid, and no reasonable grounds to refuse to do so exist.
A common carrier that unjustifiably refuses to carry a particular person or cargo may be sued for damages.
The states regulate common carriers engaged in business within their borders. When interstate or foreign transportation is involved, the federal government, by virtue of the Commerce Clause of the Constitution, regulates the activities of such carriers. A common carrier may establish reasonable regulations for the efficient operation and maintenance of its business.
originally posted by: Gryphon66
a reply to: mkultra11
There are right-biased websites all over the internet (and all over Youtube).
On the other hand, Youtube is a private business, not a utility (which is the basis of the argument here).
My second argument would be that the internet is the 21st century equivalent of "the post roads" and therefore comes under the direct purview of Congress under Article 1, Section 8.