American Censorship Day
Today is American Censorship Day. The US Congress is voting on a bill to empower their government to order service providers to block websites for infringing links posted by any users. It is pretty obvious it will be used by ‘spoilers’ to cause problems for those sites they don’t like or Government Agencies to do the same!
Why concerned about the US? Well they host the most websites which could lead a direct attack on those sites hosted by a US server regardless of the websites ‘home’, US based sites such as Twitter and You Tube will be at risk and, if successful, you can be sure politicians in the UK will want to copy it here (as they send our troops to wherever the US wants them!). The National Liberal party will always support our citizens liberty. This is just such a cause.
Visit the American Censorship website at http://americancensorship.org/ and sign the Avaaz petition too at http://www.avaaz.org/en/save_the_internet/?cl=1390703454&v=11160
Date: November 16, 2011