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Obama's AG has advocated Internet censorship

ErikTheRed (162431) writes | more than 5 years ago

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ErikTheRed (162431) writes "In an audio clip discovered by NewsBusters, then Deputy Attorney General Eric Holder advocated federal censorship of the Internet. This was in the aftermath of the Columbine High School shootings.

The court has really struck down every government effort to try to regulate it. We tried with regard to pornography. It is gonna be a difficult thing, but it seems to me that if we can come up with reasonable restrictions, reasonable regulations in how people interact on the Internet, that is something that the Supreme Court and the courts ought to favorably look at. — Eric Holder, May 28, 1999 NPR Morning Edition

Meet the new boss, same as the old boss. I'd imagine that for most Slashdotters, "Reasonable" == "none at all.""

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3 comments

Who cares? (1)

mweather (1089505) | more than 5 years ago | (#25847119)

Can the AG censor the internet? No? Then who cares? I also don't care what the secretary of the interior's foreign policy positions are.

Re:Who cares? (1)

Ron_Fitzgerald (1101005) | more than 5 years ago | (#25847355)

That quote was nearly ten years ago and I think we are all a little wiser. Let's find out what he thinks now.

Not all or nothing (1)

servognome (738846) | more than 5 years ago | (#25847737)

Meet the new boss, same as the old boss. I'd imagine that for most Slashdotters, "Reasonable" == "none at all.""

None at all, except when it comes to traffic shaping, SPAM, ensuring privacy, etc.

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