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Ask your congressman not to support this!! This is another way to stop free speech and stop information that the Obama White House doesn’t like from getting out!
URGENT ACTION NEEDED: New Internet Blacklist Bill Could Shut Down Twitter And Youtube!
A bit of an emergency: The rumor all over Capitol Hill is that the House version of the Internet Blacklist Bill will be introduced this week, probably on Wednesday.
Our allies on the Hill say the bill’s so bad that it could effectively destroy Youtube, Twitter, and other sites that rely on user-generated content by making the sites’ owners legally responsible for everything their users post.
Nobody will want to take that risk, so sites like Youtube and Twitter could be forced to shut down.
Facebook, Myspace, and Google+ would be at risk. The cyberlocker and streaming provisions could affect your iPhone, Android, AmazonCloud, Pandora, Spotify, Grooveshark and even your email accounts.
And all of this is being driven by a few major corporations who are trying to protect their private profits.
Will you use the form at right to ask your Congressmember not to cosponsor the legislation, at least until they’ve heard our concerns?
Iceland’s president: Social media turns government into a ‘sideshow’
Facebook updates and YouTube videos are becoming more important to global affairs than governments, Iceland’s president said this week.
“This so-called social media has transformed our democratic institutions in such a way that what takes place in the more traditional institutions of power — congress, ministries, even the White House or the presidency and the cabinet in my country — has become almost a sideshow,” Olafur Ragnar Grimsson, Iceland’s president, said in an interview with CNN on Thursday at the PopTech conference here in coastal Maine.
“I know it’s a strong statement, especially coming from someone who spent most of his life within those institutions. But the power of the social media is, in my opinion, transforming the political process in such a way that I can’t see any chance for the traditional, formal institutions of our democratic systems to keep up.”