Internet Czar In The Works?

Government 'Notice And Take Down' Law?

Cass Sunstein
, an American legal scholar and Harvard Law Professor, has been appointed by President Obama to head up the “White House Office Of Information And Regulatory Affairs.” His title is sufficiently broad and ambiguous, but he wields plenty of power. And with advance copies circulating of his new book “On Rumors: How Falsehoods Spread, Why We Believe Them, What Can Be Done,” Americans who still care about their rights to “freedom of speech” should be paying close attention.

You owe it to yourself to review what has been reported in both the New York Post and the Wall Street Journal about Mr. Sunstein, and the ideas that he advances in his book.

Perhaps most disturbing is Mr. Sunstein’s vision for the future of web content, as he argues for a so-called “notice and take down” law. Under this provision, those who operate websites - - The Washington Post, radio stations, private bloggers, and perhaps even you, yourself -we would all be required “take down falsehoods upon notice” from the U.S. government.

And not only would the original content of websites be scrutinized by the government for “falsehoods,” website operators would also be held responsible for the content of “posts” created by the website’s visitors and readers. At first blush it may seem that, for a web operator to be held accountable for content generated by “posters,” is completely untenable. But that may very well be Mr. Sunstein’s goal - - to create an “untenable situation” for website operators - given his assertion that “a ‘chilling effect’ on those who would spread destructive falsehoods can be an excellent idea..”

related: Pentagon Orders Review of Social Networking 8-4-09 "The Pentagon is reviewing its policy towards social networking sites amid security concerns. The order comes a day after the U.S. Marine Corps issued a ban on the use of Facebook, Twitter and MySpace."
re: Big Brother Czar madness

As 'Czardom' aka dictatorship Sanhedrin-style is taking over Washington D.C. the U.S. Congress is passing into irrelevance and is being quietly shelved. Before the NWO can close the deal though the last uncontrolled portal of truth i.e. the internet must still be reigned in. It is now clearly in the crosshairs.

Keep an eye on Cass Sunstein et al. see the The Compleat List of 44 Czars 8-6-09 americandaughter
see: Obama-Zionist White House Forming 11-7-08
3:00 pm 8-4-09 Update to this earlier post
...this Orwellian statement posted just today from the White House website itself. Seems that they are asking for citizen snitches to turn in opponents of the nationalized healthcare bill:
"There is a lot of disinformation about health insurance reform out there, spanning from control of personal finances to end of life care. These rumors often travel just below the surface via chain emails or through casual conversation. Since we can’t keep track of all of them here at the White House, we’re asking for your help. If you get an email or see something on the web about health insurance reform that seems fishy, send it to flag@whitehouse.gov."
What more needs to be said?
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