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originally posted by: Irishhaf
a reply to: Southern Guardian
43% of people claiming to be republican (1003 people roughly) that were contacted for this poll..
NOT 43% of all republicans..
ETA: I guarentee that if you do a phone poll in certain areas you will be able to push that number higher, heck I bet you can get similar poll numbers with just roughly 1000 people surveyed of democrats supporting censorship.
A leaked memo circulating among Senate Democrats contains a host of bonkers authoritarian proposals for regulating digital platforms, purportedly as a way to get tough on Russian bots and fake news.
To save American trust in "our institutions, democracy, free press, and markets," it suggests, we need unprecedented and undemocratic government intervention into online press and markets, including "comprehensive (GDPR-like) data protection legislation" of the sort enacted in the E.U.
Titled "Potential Policy Proposals for Regulation of Social Media and Technology Firms," the draft policy paper - penned by Sen. Mark Warner and leaked by an unknown source to Axios - the paper starts out by noting that Russians have long spread disinformation, including when "the Soviets tried to spread 'fake news' denigrating Martin Luther King" (here he fails to mention that the Americans in charge at the time did the same). But NOW IT'S DIFFERENT, because technology.
originally posted by: trustmeimdoctor
80% of americans have thier head up thier ***. Also I bet just as many democrats would be for removing conservative media. I'm independent and am for free speach whether I like it or not. Even if it's Alex Jones or CNN.