Internet at risk again (US pol) 

Saw all those reports about Trump taking aim at 'social media companies' so I took a look at what he's pushing to be amended:

This isn't "social media companies", or "businesses", it's *everything*. Every website every forum every Fedi instance, every FTP server and gopher hole. Absolutely everything.

I severely doubt they'll go ahead and change/revoke this because it'll make all forms of accessible servers liable for whatever snippets of media is on them as if the server owner themselves has authored them.

What's odd is how the media keeps focusing on the 'social network' aspect and not noticing the magnitude of what we're talking about. You'd think they'd notice. :blobthinking:

Full legal text:

Internet at risk again (US pol) 

@polychrome "No provider or user of an interactive computer service shall be held liable on account of—


any action voluntarily taken in good faith to restrict access to or availability of material that the provider or user considers to be obscene, lewd, lascivious, filthy, ..."

i can't see any way this won't be used to defend the endless persecution of queers and reproductive rights and civil rights advocates

Internet at risk again (US pol) 

@flowerenby @polychrome this is _already_ law of the land, thanks to SESTA/FOSTA.


re: Internet at risk again (US pol) 

@millenomi @flowerenby @polychrome

I referenced this earlier today... there is accepted precedent.

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