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Internet Service Providers as a Public Utility for Free Speech

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posted on Jun, 29 2020 @ 07:23 AM
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As usual, private tech moves faster
than the folks in Congress can grapple with.
The fact of the matter is, ISP connection is
a new form of Public Utility and has been for decades.

That fact was lobbied away years ago in the
early stages Late 1980's to early 1990's.
By the mid 1990's it was a full blown free for all.
So, where are we now?

I will tell you exactly where we are.
We are in a situation where a few technocrats
are attempting to stifle and herd free speech and mold the
mentality and direction of peoples individuality,
ingenuity,innovation,ideas, thoughts,words, and
opinions into some narrow ravine that leads off
the edge of a cliff into their wallet.

The concept of ISP as a Public Utility subject to
U.S. Constitutional Law would guarantee that all
Website platforms as Riders would be beholden to uphold
the rights of Free Speech. There is an outrageous
excuse by Monopolies that they are "Private" companies
while at the same time enjoying taxpayer benefits and
subsidies.

Yet these very "private companies" choose to censor,
block,delete,defund,shadow ban, at their own discretion.
Here lies the loophole, and subsequently the target.
If measures are not taken to service this target,
The Freedom loving people of Humanity will find
themselves living a "Virtual Totalitarian Prison".

The term "Hate Speech" for example is a just a guise
for Censorship and Control.
For instance, you can call me every name in the book
and I my not like it, and your words may be untrue...
but You have every right to say them.
Some people are just rude. Fact of life.

Has the Supreme Court made a ruling on "Hate Speech"?
It is a rather subjective term. Re evaluation is in order.
So, today, I am the jerk,idiot, a hole,bigot,racist.
But then after I am censored they will need a new target.
Eventually,that target will be their apparatchiks and useful idiots.

You see, everyone in the herd mentality is all for it,
until the "enemy" is gone. Because then they are "wasteful consumers"
who need to be eliminated.

Bottom Line here is that these "Social Media",Search Engine" platforms
have run over you like they cut down the Amazon.
That is why one of these companies is called Amazon
instead of what they really are. Crooked Dick.
It is right on the Logo in your stupid face.

So this needs to be attended to.
The alternatives are bleak.
Such as the above aforementioned.
Otherwise, the cell phones will have to be
shut down for a while.
ATS may not be alone in the dark
after all.
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posted on Jun, 29 2020 @ 07:35 AM
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a reply to: Wildmanimal

We can take it beyond that.
It seems thru corporations our government is not only stifling free speech but allowing corporations to actually make it impossible for people to make a living.
Visa has already been using the Chinese Social Scoring system in the US to prevent certain people from being paid or using their service to make purchases.

The Church of Woke/Woke Taliban will go into a persons life and find something they said 10 years ago (See the latest with Joe Rogan) and demand their cancellation.

It's no stretch to think that if these people get into power that people will be executed for wrong think.



posted on Jun, 29 2020 @ 07:42 AM
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a reply to: Wildmanimal

It can only be beneficial to allow internet access for all, as Tim Berners-Lee said "I would like to see people enrolled in a cheap data plan by default. I would like them to get it for free."

www.bbc.co.uk...



posted on Jun, 29 2020 @ 07:45 AM
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I tend to agree with your premise, but I think you are conflating ISP's, the companies that manage the nuts and bolts Internet 'pipes' coming into your home, be it coax, fiber or phone line, with 'Social Media and Tech' companies,i.e. the ones doing the censoring.

They may seem like one & the same, but they very much are not, and in fact are often rivals. Google has for some time been trying to elbow into the ISP game, with pilot programs to bring Internet service into municipalities throughout the US. They have been fought every step of the way by the entrenched players, Verizon, Comcast, etc.

Big Tech has abrogated any role they have had or claimed to have as 'fact-based, neutral' parties, they are increasingly staking out political positions. Perhaps that is more where your issue lays, and you would not be wrong.



posted on Jun, 29 2020 @ 07:56 AM
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a reply to: seeker1963

We are not alone.
The World of Humanity is in dangerous
and uncharted territory here.

The social distortion divide and conquer
tactics is a well planned distraction.

Communist China(X) Committed a
Crime against Humanity by delaying
a Global announcement through the U.N./W.H.O.
World Wars have begun over much less
than this.

Clearly, one has to put out the fire before
one investigates and apprehends the arsonist.
This is where we are.
But if anyone thinks that things are going back to
the "way they were" they are delusional.
The loss of life, economic damage , disruption
of global commerce. Psyop damage is irreversible
in the near term.

Hold on to your hat!



posted on Jun, 29 2020 @ 08:00 AM
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a reply to: Zcustosmorum

By free, I believe he meant all aspects.
No Cost, No Censorship.
That was really the open state of mind
then.
Before the greed control tentacles.

Thanks for your reply.



posted on Jun, 29 2020 @ 08:11 AM
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a reply to: SleeperHasAwakened

To be clear, if ISP's
were regarded as Public Utilities
operating in The United States of America
under Constitutional Law, any Websites,Platforms,
Social Media, Etc. would have to abide by the
Free Speech rights provided by and currently
upheld by The Supreme Court of The United States.
This would apply to any foreign sites riding on
U.S. I.S.P's as well.
The deal here is that I.S.P.'s themselves would be subject
and beholden to U.S. Constitutional Laws.
Therefore any "Website" I.E.twitter,youtube,facebook,etc.
would have to comply with the Constitutional requirements
set forth by the I.S.P. themselves.
How about those apples?
Skip to 1:14

www.youtube.com...
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posted on Jun, 29 2020 @ 08:44 AM
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reply to: Wildmanimal
Not at all ISP have 0 control over the internet data ! they only provide you with a pipiline to the internet where there are data center hosting your little concern ! ISP have 0 say in what the other corporation host on their hardware ! And dont forget the usa is not alone in this world so you'll have to raise a firewall China style if you want to control the material available for your citizen ....


see where it goes
you are asking for more control over what you are able to read say share over the internet, not sharing more


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posted on Jun, 29 2020 @ 09:00 AM
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Oh adding this we Canadian have something similar stating internet is a essential need , but they are focusing on providing high speed internet to rural part of the contry not control over what you can and cannot see


www.cbc.ca...

The CRTC has declared broadband internet a basic telecommunications service.

In a ruling handed down Wednesday, the national regulator ordered the country's internet providers to begin working toward boosting internet service and speeds in rural and isolated areas.

"The future of our economy, our prosperity and our society — indeed, the future of every citizen — requires us to set ambitious goals, and to get on with connecting all Canadians for the 21st century," said Jean-Pierre Blais, the CRTC's chair, at a news conference in Gatineau, Que.



posted on Jun, 29 2020 @ 09:01 AM
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a reply to: Dolby_X

You just verified my point.
According to you, I.S.P.'s
say we know nothing, we do nothing.
We just collect money and taxpayer subsidies.

Your argument is flawed.
I.S.P.'s literally are Public Utilities
acting as Private Companies absorbing
the profits with little oversight or
diligence to ensure that those riding
on their platform are meeting even the
basic requirements outlined in The Constitution
of The United States of America as currently
upheld by The Supreme Court of the United States.

You know it and I know it.
Soon The World shall know it.
The Genie is out of The Bottle.
SAAVY?



posted on Jun, 29 2020 @ 09:03 AM
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a reply to: Wildmanimal

Sadly i live outside the freak buble of the usa so no i dont have the same point of view as you ! You are requesting to put Censorship on the internet and i will always be against that !



posted on Jun, 29 2020 @ 09:10 AM
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a reply to: Dolby_X

That is a different topic my Canadian friend.
What you mention is the expansion of microwave
beam broadcasting platforms.

What I am referring to has more to do
with private companies using what is essentially
a Public Utility as a platform for Censorship.

It is all rather Wicked, so beware.



posted on Jun, 29 2020 @ 09:14 AM
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a reply to: Wildmanimal

You are so much 10 years behind man !!! here what coming for your kids on the internet confidentialcomputing.io...

and you keep asking for a firewall to protect yourself from outsider


What I am referring to has more to do
with private companies using what is essentially
a Public Utility as a platform for Censorship.
I'll stop replying to this thread sadly your head is so much deep into trouble not happening outside usa

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posted on Jun, 29 2020 @ 09:21 AM
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a reply to: Dolby_X

Ha,
what kids?
And what makes you so sure
the juice won't be cut off?



posted on Jun, 29 2020 @ 09:23 AM
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I've been saying that as well, all the easily offended people try to silence anyone who doesn't agree with them on every single issue, each one of them will sooner or later say one thing that will put them in the offensive group and then they will see how it is.
They will keep eating their own until there is no one left.



posted on Jun, 29 2020 @ 09:35 AM
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i got turned off by twitter for calling greta thunderberg a skank. lost one week, they said it was hate speech.

if i called trummp a skank, they would have given me a no-prize.

the useful idiots are enjoying subjugation.
thats the problem for the rest of us.

i personally know at least six useful idiots who i grew up with.
the rest of my friends, slowly metamophasizing into it.

a girl who i have been teaching, be objective when reading the newz, she yelled at me after her precious marches, 'i cannot hear if you are one of those...'

i told her no, everyone is equal. those marches are terrible, because they indoctrinate normal people.

3 of the useful idiots [who were once my friends] have berated me, 'not everyone is equal, some people do not deserve free speech'
not as an observational point, these useful idiots have said certain sectors of society do not deserve freedom of speech.
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posted on Jun, 29 2020 @ 09:40 AM
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a reply to: JHumm

There has and will always be people
that say things that are inappropriate,
rude,offensive or worse.
We all know that. To err is Human.
But I would choose rather to ignore it
or brush it off myself than have some
arbitrary technocrat decide what is best for
me.

It is like they want to censor or legislate
assholes out of the world.
Then they go down to the Portland 7/11
and get shot because they forgot
to delete reality on there keyboard first.

Hello?



posted on Jun, 29 2020 @ 09:47 AM
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a reply to: Wildmanimal

We've out-tech'ed ourselves. Our biggest accomplishment turned out to be our biggest enemy in the end. Along the way, you only had to learn 2+2 to become a teacher, and you only had to learn how to copy & paste to become a journalist. Thus the three biggest failures of American society were all formed in one fell swoop. There are far and few between those who became exceptions to those three.



posted on Jun, 29 2020 @ 10:04 AM
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a reply to: dantanna

Dantanna, that is quite concerning.
It reminds me of "The Great Leap Forward".
Link:
en.wikipedia.org...

What is not really mentioned in this article is that the older
people were killed because they could not be reeducated into
the Maoist lie. So they killed the elders and brainwashed
the children. 20 to 48 Million people(no honest report from
The Maoists) died of 'famine".

All that history and history of the Cold War with The Soviets
vanished from the schoolbooks. Oddly, the National Socialists(Nazis)
are still mentioned for their crimes against humanity.
The 2 other horrifying systems of control are slowly hidden away.
So that the youth will naively vote for free stuff that they
will never ever receive. Control the youth is their plan.



posted on Jun, 29 2020 @ 10:10 AM
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a reply to: LSU2018

Well it is either too late or it is not.
it is a matter of forcing the I.S.P.'s to comply
or be shut down. Designated as a Public Utility,
they would be bound to Constitutional Laws/Oversight..
Simple as that.

I think the pressure of that alone would
motivate them. Really all that would be required
would be for them to do what they should have been
doing all along.
Thanks for your reply. I always think Mardi Gras when
I see you post. I'll miss your stuff if ATS goes dark.
I gotta log out now. Cheers

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