Joe Lieberman to introduce amendment making web hosts, blogs and forums potentially liable for anonymous commenters
As if Joe Lieberman hasn’t done enough damage to this country and people’s privacy rights as a Democrat, he’s looking for one last homerun before he retires at the end of the year. According toPatterico, Lieberman will propose an amendment this coming week to section 230 of the Communications Decency Act. According to McIntyre Vs. Ohio blog, Joe Lieberman’s amendment would change the existing law under section 230 of the Communications Decency Act that currently gives immunity to web hosts, bloggers and forum owners from whack jobs who make anonymous but threatening or terrorist type comments. Lieberman wants to make those who enjoy immunity now potentially liable for anonymous cowards comments, all in the name of “anti-terrorism.” Congress failed to censor the Internet with the whole SOPA/PIPA debacle when Internet users let their feelings be known. This amendment by Lieberman will be their second attempt to censor the Internet as many blogs and even more comment sections and forums will shut down because of the new law.
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