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Cass Sunstein sees Web as anti-democratic, proposed 24-hour delay on sending e-mail
WASHINGTON – Barack Obama's nominee for "regulatory czar" has advocated a "Fairness Doctrine" for the Internet that would require opposing opinions be linked and also has suggested angry e-mails should be prevented from being sent by technology that would require a 24-hour cooling off period.
Sunstein also has argued in his prolific literary works that the Internet is anti-democratic because of the way users can filter out information of their own choosing
So choosing a source of information without a government approved counter opinion attached is not proper behavior for a dutiful citizen?
–noun 1. the state of being vested with the rights, privileges, and duties of a citizen. 2. the character of an individual viewed as a member of society; behavior in terms of the duties, obligations, and functions of a citizen: an award for good citizenship.
Originally posted by TheAssociate
There's just no way to enforce this. This is just asinine liberal big talk. Whatever system they tried to set up to enforce these rules would be hacked, cracked and laughed at within an hour of setup. Fairness is overrated.
Just think of how much LESS work would be done if there was a global 24 hour "cooling" between ALL emails.