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US government "accidentally" shuts down 84,000 websites during child porn raid

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posted on Feb, 16 2011 @ 11:55 PM
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Approximately 84,000 websites were shut down and wrongfully accused of having links to child pornography as part of "Operation Protect Our Children," a new joint operation between the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and Department of Justice (DOJ).

The DHS Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) announced Tuesday that it had executed seizure warrants against ten domain names of websites engaged in the distribution of child pornography, but during the operation the domain name of a large DNS service provider was also mistakenly seized


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So how exactly does the seizure of ten domain names turn into the seizure and shutdown of 84,000 other sites? This seems like far too big of a mistake to just have happened on accident.

Could this have been a dry run for the internet kill switch everyone is talking about disguised under the guise of fighting child pornography. I think it is great that they were shutting down the websites involved in illegal activity but this just seems fishy considering the domain of the DNS service provider was not one of the 10 involved in the investigation and shutdowns...




posted on Feb, 17 2011 @ 12:00 AM
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I believe there is already a thread on this



posted on Feb, 17 2011 @ 12:15 AM
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Originally posted by SpreadLoveNotHate
I believe there is already a thread on this

sure is, same source too, different forum though I think
ats thread



posted on Feb, 17 2011 @ 02:48 AM
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Yea, my original search turned up nothing... Surprised this thread is not closed yet. Mods probably sleeping




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