The federal government would have â€?absolute powerâ€? to shut down the Internet under the terms of a new US Senate bill being pushed by Joe Lieberman, legislation which would hand President Obama a figurative â€?kill switchâ€? to seize control of the world wide web in response to a Homeland Security directive.It is not really possible to better PrisonPlanetâ€™s assessment:
Lieberman has been pushing for government regulation of the Internet for years under the guise of cybersecurity, but this new bill goes even further in handing emergency powers over to the feds which could be used to silence free speech under the pretext of a national emergencyâ€¦
The 197-page bill (PDF) is entitled Protecting Cyberspace as a National Asset Act, or PCNAA
the federal government is desperate to seize control of the Internet because the establishment is petrified at the fact that alternative and independent media outlets are now eclipsing corporate media outlets in terms of audience share, trust, and influence.Of course. Senator Liebermanâ€™s (NumbersUSAâ€™s career Immigration ranking: F) support for censorship is entirely predictable. And John McCain wanted this appalling individual as his VP!