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Is the Internet About to be Censored ??

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posted on Aug, 24 2008 @ 10:50 PM

Originally posted by L.HAMILTON
Are we about to loose the internet as we know it ? The government wants to severly restrict our ability to aquire factual information from independent news sources and forums . Turrning the internet into nothing but a glorified filtered TV

I work for an ISP and we've been watching the Net Neutrality issue for a while.
We don't see it coming to pass. Despite what the FCC and the Feds might do, they can't do it without our consent. As long as we put up a fight, they will not get their way about it.

One thing you folks need to remember ..... Freedom of Speech is an American Issue because our Constitution protects it. The rest of the world has yet to move to a Constitutional form of government for everyone else to have such freedom.

posted on Aug, 24 2008 @ 11:14 PM

posted on Aug, 24 2008 @ 11:33 PM
reply to post by Evisscerator

Thank you for offering some calm to my outrage. I have feared for some time that they would make moves like this... the internet is the last outlet of free communication we have. Keep fighting the good fight!

OP- S&F! We MUST all stay active and aware in order to protect our community from the globalist movement. I am not a fear monger but I am a realist. Thanks for the tip-off and keep up the good work.

posted on Aug, 25 2008 @ 01:13 AM
We cannot let such a thing happen! The information highway should be uncensored and free. "They" want to make everyone sheep so we work all day just to buy dumb # we don't need. The only way they can hide the truth is to cut education funds, take away our internet and make sure we are a bunch of middle class slaves. Let the people decide for themselves what is fact or fiction, DOWN WITH GOVERNING THE INTERNET!

posted on Aug, 25 2008 @ 01:22 AM

posted on Aug, 25 2008 @ 01:28 AM

posted on Aug, 25 2008 @ 01:51 AM
What about the countless law abiding people who make a living from running their websites that they own? Everyone from small online stores to adult sites.

Would the government and corporations really just put all of those people out onto the street? If the public can only access a small amount of sites then that means everyone else's sites will completely die and have no traffic at all.

posted on Aug, 25 2008 @ 02:07 AM
Time Warner was supposed be testing this already from what I read a while back.

Time Warner Cable may start charging customers $1 for each gigabyte of content they download from the Internet over a specified allotment.

By Antone Gonsalves
June 3, 2008 02:06 PM

Time Warner (NYSE: TWX) Cable plans to start testing on Thursday metered Internet access, charging consumers $1 for each gigabyte of content over their allotment.

Information Week

This is not only being done in the USA, seems like there is a similar plan going on in Canada, and I bet other countries...

A net-neutrality activist group has uncovered plans for the demise of the free Internet by 2010 in Canada. By 2012, the group says, the trend will be global.

Bell Canada and TELUS, Canada’s two largest Internet service providers (ISPs), will begin charging per-site fees on most Internet sites, reports anonymous sources within TELUS.

American Free Press

action is the only alternative, if that will be enough...

[edit on 25/8/2008 by _Heretic]

posted on Aug, 25 2008 @ 03:53 AM
so not only is this government taxing our income, censoring television, hiring no more than thugs to protect their gazillion dollar palaces so that we can live as slaves no matter what ethnicity, we are being denied our freedom? what now are they gonna tax our roads? tax the air we breathe? are they going to push us around in a system where the americanized gestapo controls our media? this is madness. i cannot believe this is happening. if we cannot think with our own thoughts, or curse someones name in anger, then we are without human rights. if the government is to control the internet, television, financial system, radio, and art, then we are no better than the evil that drove our ancestors to Plymouth rock. we are no better than they are when we turn around and control any communication. if this happens; human rights was a dream until it was censored. i may have said too much. but it was worth it.

posted on Aug, 25 2008 @ 03:58 AM
reply to post by _Heretic

Wow thats utterly insane, 1$ per gigabyte! People would be paying 50$ a day just from all the pics and crap on one page these days. Please we need to stop this.

posted on Aug, 25 2008 @ 05:15 AM
This is just such utter bull# scaremongering it couldn't be more obvious.

I make videos for Youtube and the counter is always stuck. Those videos were NOTHING to do with the government.

Seriously, you guys are over-reacting here. If the government were that scared of being "exposed" by the Internet, we wouldn't be talking here now.

posted on Aug, 25 2008 @ 05:19 AM
It's not the government that wants this. The govt doesn't really have an opinion on this matter (except the obviously corrupt parts). It's being pushed by the large corporations (at&t, comcast and others). The Net Neutrality "law" would protect the internet as it is right now.

This site would certainly not be included in the standard "internet package" that the majority of the population would get. So it is clearly in the interest of all users of this site to "support" this regulation.

Net neutrality is a good thing and it isn't the govt that is the enemy in this case.

posted on Aug, 25 2008 @ 05:20 AM
The internet would be a better place without crappy youtube videos like that one. Oh well! NEXT.

posted on Aug, 25 2008 @ 05:29 AM
They may try to censor the internet, but they cannot censor private letters, Pier to Pier communication and various other method. If the government don't like when someone is spreading the truth, heck, don't read it guys. If it will be censored, I already see weekly news torrents which will appear on the net. How could they censor that? In their dreamworld, they believe they will be able to control everything. But the internet is far beyond their real power. They can't censor private companies, they can't power private internet providers. Then what can they do? Absolutely nothing. At least we're going to change to cheaper providers. They're living from our money. I believe it would be better if they would accept this fact or they fail their entire company, because no one is going to make a contract with them. For us, private users it's really matter, because they, internet providers are living from our money. If they don't like what we're doing, that's not their business. If they want to censor us, we simply break contract. Hence, loose, loose situation for them.

Humans are always so inventive. Our power lies in this. So, if they have billions to waste for a censor program which will surely not going to work, go ahead, do it. It will be a waste of tax payers money, nothing more. They cannot censor what is in our hands and not in theirs as they want to believe. Censor would work only in one case; if they would shut down the net all over the world.

Otherwise, there are many free internet providers through phone lines. At least we will use slower net communication, but as far as I know, a 56k modem, which is integrated into most of the nowadays computers is pretty efficient to send letters about the truth to anyone. Again, what can they do against this? Nothing. SMS and MMS newsletters are also an option. Subscribe and you will get the truth in SMS or MMS. Globalist are lost. They cannot face against it, but that's not our problem.

[edit on 25-8-2008 by Sheridan]

posted on Aug, 25 2008 @ 05:40 AM
I remember reading about this kind of thing a few years back: that the wars of the future will be fought over information and not necessarily with weapons.

posted on Aug, 25 2008 @ 06:02 AM
I think the internet is being censored but very slowly,it will take at least another 10 years at this rate to be censored completly.
If everybody stood together they wouldn't have a chance but i fear not enough people know the truth and will stand and watch it disappear

[edit on 25-8-2008 by rhynouk]

[edit on 25-8-2008 by rhynouk]

posted on Aug, 25 2008 @ 06:06 AM
reply to post by rhynouk

They tried to make a censor in my country and they lost completely. They tried what this video presented. But they can't really do anything against us. We realized under this two years, that the Globalist / Zionists are weaker then ever. They're living their last years and they're pretty desperate. The stronger they want to silence the people, the more will join to our side. Their mistakes, their wish to rule everything is making our victory and their ultimate failure. Soon, we just need to sit back and enjoy the show as the cracked globalist mirror is breaking to apart.

[edit on 25-8-2008 by Sheridan]

posted on Aug, 25 2008 @ 06:25 AM
Alex Jones is just throwing a tantrum because no one wants to read his traitorous unpatriotic nonsense the guy talks utter insanity. Most country's would put him in a padded cell and give him some daily pills for his own good

The Internet 2 will be bigger faster and much safer than what we have now it will make us wonder how we ever coped with this one.

Technology moves forward and the current Internet is old technology now you will still have great sites like ebay, you tube and fox news only now they will be much faster and with more content.

Another benefit to it is we can keep non Americans of it.

Bring on Internet 2.

posted on Aug, 25 2008 @ 06:29 AM
reply to post by Shamanator

Actually if we wouldn't experience what Alex Jones said, I wouldn't believe it too. But after our Government already tried it with the help of the U.S. and they succeeded for one month, I start to believe that Alex Jones is right. So, I would suggest you to start to prepare for this sort of scenario too, what AJ told here.

posted on Aug, 25 2008 @ 06:34 AM
With the billions spent on infrastructure each year to reach the masses, do you believe "they" want to limit its potential for virtually limitless advertising, buying and selling etc and so forth?

I can see filtered data packages bundled with isp's or something similar being pitched.

Personally, I think its absurd.

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