FOSTA and CLOUD Acts Give American Police State the Power to Micromanage Speech

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Rights are being destroyed on a daily basis in the new USSA

The U.S. government continues making bold, tyrannical moves while citizens do nothing but complain about its transgressions against liberty online. Worse, many tyrannical moves go unreported by the media, or don’t receive the emphasis they deserve.

While former Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens is now openly calling for the 2nd Amendment to be repealed in a David Hogg-wild Brave New World, Congress has launched an attack on the First Amendment under the guise of the FOSTA act. As reported by Reason magazine:

The U.S. Senate just passed one of the worst bills in recent memory, the so-called “Allow States and Victims to Fight Online Sex Trafficking Act” (FOSTA) that cleared the House of Representatives in late February.

Now FOSTA is off to President Trump’s desk to be made official. As we are well aware of by now, Trump is a Trojan Horse who made a lot of noise about upholding conservative values while betraying his base at every turn after ascension to the throne. No doubt, FOSTA will be signed, marking Trump’s latest let-down.

What does the bill do? Plainly stated, FOSTA is a bill that’s an overt attack on the First Amendment.

This is the measure that would make online prostitution ads a federal crime and decimate Section 230, the federal provision shielding web publishers and platforms from certain legal liabilities for the things that users post. It’s largely portrayed as a response to Backpage, but its reach goes far far beyond that.

FOSTA

While you were sleeping: The passage of FOSTA means another personal liberty has been taken away. Craigslist personals users now find this cryptic disclaimer online

Indeed, cloaking the true intentions of FOSTA in a cloud of Puritanical sexual repression was a master stroke of the corporate-government complex. They know the prevailing culture well.

Anglo culture’s squeamishness about sex (and especially sex for hire like that found on Backpage) means this bill has faced little resistance. At face value, FOSTA is supposed to be about stopping sex trafficking. (Note our masters aren’t even bothering to call it human trafficking, anymore.) But, the bill is really about giving digital gatekeepers a reason – and incentive if they want to stay in business – to start micromanaging speech in real-time online. Expect a push for A.I. that polices what people are typing as they type it. Otherwise, web site and app operators could face massive penalties and prison time (up to 25 years) when those who use their services do illegal things like rent a sexual encounter. And later, express ideas that aren’t state-approved.

The bill hasn’t even been signed yet and already Craigslist has removed its personals section, Backpage now only allows women to post photos and a phone number, and Badoo now offers an Orwellian feature for users to report “inappropriate” or “against the law” individual personal messages to the thought police that manage the web site.

Only two Senators objected to the bill, illustrating how bought off Congress is. Rand Paul was one. A liberal from the Pacific Northwest was the other. From Reason:

“In the absence of Section 230, the internet as we know it would shrivel,” warned Sen. Ron Wyden (D-Oregon) from the Senate floor Wednesday. “Civic organizations protecting their right to free speech could be [ruined] by their more powerful political opponents” and “there would be an enormous chilling effect on speech in America.” That’s why big companies like Facebook like efforts like this to weaken it, Wyden added—”because it would pull up the ladder in the tech world” so new companies couldn’t afford to get in.

Yes, the bill also helps further cement established tech monopolies. Oh, and then there’s this little gem. The CLOUD Act was also sneaked into the Ominibus spending bill. What does the CLOUD Act do? Why, it further destroys your online privacy. The Anti-Media gives us the rundown of which liberties have been taken away by it. The CLOUD Act will:

  • Enable foreign police to collect and wiretap people’s communications from U.S. companies, without obtaining a U.S. warrant.
  • Allow foreign nations to demand personal data stored in the United States, without prior review by a judge.
  • Allow the U.S. president to enter “executive agreements” that empower police in foreign nations that have weaker privacy laws than the United States to seize data in the United States while ignoring U.S. privacy laws.
  • Allow foreign police to collect someone’s data without notifying them about it.
  • Empower U.S. police to grab any data, regardless if it’s a U.S. person’s or not, no matter where it is stored.

The FOSTA bill is likely to face some opposition in the court system, but the CLOUD Act probably won’t. Ultimately, Americans can chalk another liberty lost up to the fact they’ve become a nation of sheeple begetting a government of wolves.

This move WILL NOT stop at sex trafficking. In fact, TNMM predicts it won’t stop until the whole of online human conduct and speech is micromanaged by tech overlords obeying tyrannical dictates of the pseudo-democratic republic the USSA has become.

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12 comments

  • The Angry Outernationalist

    “This is a public service ANNOUNCEMENT … with guitar!”

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  • The Angry Outernationalist

    I wrote everything that needed to be said about the CLOUD Act here a few days ago …

    Naturally, the comment went into auto-moderation.

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    • It is still within our power to speak with the mighty dollar. Ghosting, as some call it, is one of the best ways to vote.
      I add corporations to my blacklist everyday. The only time I will buy something from Canon, HP, Dell or other hi tech is if it is used, as an example. I don’t buy anything from MacDonalds or any restaurant; period.
      I do not donate to global charities or churches at all, though I have in the past.
      We have economic power and will continue to do so until chaos reigns. Even tyranny needs our money.
      As the proprietor of this site exemplifies, pay cash and owe no one.
      For the moment that is what we CAN do.

      I invite all hereon to visit Deagle.com and look up your country status for the year 2025.
      In the case of Canada we are to lose 25%, 9 million, of our population in the next 7 years.
      In the case of the USA they are to lose 270 million, or 5/6th, of their population.
      Based on current events it could be much sooner.
      Deagle has been publishing and updating these numbers since 2003.
      WAR is on the horizon and it is best to prepare now.

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      • The Angry Outernationalist

        Rel kindly pulled this out of auto-moderation for everyone’s perusal.

        You’d find my laptop amusing — it’s actually a former United Nations laptop, and the boxes that it arrived in still have UN stickers all over them. Apparently one of the GloboGov’s projects didn’t work out, so I was able to buy a military spec laptop via a computer hardware salvage company for less than a tenth of its original sticker price. The manufacturer has features in the BIOS that record the amount of time it’s been powered on, and it arrived with zero hours on the clock.

        The UN never even bothered to open up the boxes — all of the OEM seals were intact when I got it.

        When GloboGov’s project didn’t pan out, they simply dumped all of the hardware.

        I guess it’s easier for them to scratch their asses than it is to scratch their noggins.

        I’ve put almost 44k hours on its clock since I got it, and aside from upgrading the disk, I haven’t had to do anything much to it except keeping it clean. I’ve spent more for a week’s hotel stay than this thing cost me.

        The only thing I don’t like about it is that it burns through battery packs fairly quickly — I’m on my twelfth battery pack for it so far.

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      • That would bother me about the battery pack burnout problem. There were a few years during which the Lithium battery would have shorter life if left to charge all the time. You had to unplug it till you were around 5% left and then plug in to recharge. That fixed the problem of burnouts.

        Otherwise it sounds like a coup on level with the Dell laptop I bought on their credit with 200 down. They did not declare that it was overclocked in the advertising and I got them to wipe the balance. It was 5 grand.

        There is tremendous waster in any large organisation but we pay for it through taxes or usury one way or the other. It is important that we redress the balance any way we can.
        I don’t mind paying taxes for essential services but consider some things non essential like; bombs and bullets to kill people in far away places. Whether Canada or the US it is not our business or should not be.

        This pic link is my current configuration which includes a tower, 2 laptops and extended monitors 2 VCR players including the Sony Dream Stereo. All used.
        DSCN3897_1.jpg

        I’m about to switch from the leading ISP in Canada to the largest small ISP. Only one computer is used online with direct cable rather than WiFi.
        All computer components were bought 2 yrs old or younger and were all top of the line when distributed.
        I encourage all to pursue the second hand option and disdain the latest and greatest and most especially 5G.

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  • Hollywood is on the way! Joaquin Phoenix’s latest movie is about a hit man/bounty hunter out to save trafficked girls. “You Were Never Really There” Female director too, so she can’t be criticized or restrained in any way, naturally.

    I will say that any true trafficking victims are a tragedy and true traffickers should be given the death penalty. I’d pull the switch gladly. However, trying to slather the ‘evil’ of trafficking over P4P, just to herd the betas back onto the plantation is evil too. Of course guys are going to start looking elsewhere for their sexual urges. Modern women and the laws surrounding marriage and relationships are simply not an option. And the misandry in our legal system is getting up to where it’s the most unfair, unjust situation that our country has ever seen.

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    • I read a review of that movie and it is definitely on my list of Must NOT see movies along with most of what Hollyweird produces. It looks really sicko to me.

      One thing I am finding a lot of fun is running ‘negs’ on girls I hardly know to see how they handle it.
      I have one 28 yrs old lined up for a ‘worried about hitting the Wall?’

      Looking forward to see how she fields it.
      Really, I think we have a responsibility to push back their stupidity to a manageable level.
      What if Ivanka Trump runs for President?
      She would blow up the world as surely as Hillary would.

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  • All they have to do is somehow involve the concept of ‘trafficking’ and everyone capitulates…both righty tradcons and lefty ‘save the world’ narcissists. Much like invoking ‘children’….look at our education mafia for example. If women are seen as victims then the legislation goes through. All of a sudden they have zero agency or ‘grrrl’ power. They’re just harmless women being objectified, all of a sudden.

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  • Empower U.S. police to grab any data, regardless if it’s a U.S. person’s or not, no matter where it is stored.

    Empower?
    Sounds like a feminist! Offend a feminist online, and there goes your privacy rights!

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  • fuzziewuzziebear

    I think the ladies have already found a way to adapt. In an earlier post, before he left, Rel pointed out that they are using dating sites. That is hard to stop because they only reveal themselves when messaged.
    As for holding web hosts responsible, that is unreasonable and impractical. Very few hosts have comments that subject all to moderation and allow review. Can it be that government is writing law that is not subject to reason? I just saw something about diesel engines and EPA and CARB standards. Caterpillar gave up automotive engines in 2009 and Volkswagen turned to cheating.

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  • Disturbing stuff here. Even more disturbing that is received little to no new coverage as they chip away at more of our freedoms. There is no online sex trafficking-the vast majority are just women with a sex side hustle of some sort. It’s like they won’t be happy until we’re all in prison or on house arrest for even the most harmless of “crimes”. I’m sure the ease of finding pay-for-play pussy online is freaking out the puppet masters a bit since it gives men a release without having to date or marry. It’s also under the table cash business so no taxes can be collected which really pisses them off.

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  • Notably, every woman I ever met, which produced a relationship of any note, was NOT met online but in the normal days travel, work or leisure.
    So shall it always be.

    `Fuck the world` was a rallying cry of the 80’s.
    Let `Fuck the Online World` be a rallying cry of the 20`s.

    Notwithstanding that all phone and tech companies in the entire world have been in bed with the police state for decades and that is underscored by their complete incompetence at doing anything more than that and picking will-nots out of their ass.

    Are there any greater incompetents?
    Well, maybe journalists, lawyers, politicians, corporate execs, doctors, bankers and priests.
    Butt fuckers all.

    I told you that queerness messes up the brain!

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