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New bill would turn Internet bloggers into felons?

Apparently they want to stop "cyber bullying" by fining people and slapping harassment felonies on them on blogs and even text messages. What is your opinion on this? My opinion on this is that they need new ways to try to control the internet, because the internet is virtually uncontrollable, they control the press, they control the media, they control everything but the internet, but we will probably see in the near future some censorship and control on the internet, i've been seeing some censorship on youtube even, that have nothing to do with violating their fine print. http://www.nytimes.com/external/idg/2009/05/08/08idg-bill-would-turn-internet-flamers-into-felons-14500.html

Asked By: nachoz01 - 5/8/2009
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Don't we all get somewhat cranky online sometimes? Is the average American soon going to be a felonious American? Maybe this is just a new scheme to help those of the prison industry retain their jobs and get better pay raises.
Answered By: Brigid McSomeone - 5/8/2009
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welcome to your hope and change,a police state.
Answered By: my countrymen are blind - 5/8/2009
 
Well, it would be nice if some did not feel that being behind a computer screen meant that they could act reprehensibly toward others in a way you would not if the interaction was face to face. A perusal of Y!A can show some great example of lack of self-control and norms, insults and threats. But it is my experience (... More
Answered By: mc93433 - 5/8/2009
 
Ever since it became apparent the Internet grew into a behemoth sized ca$h cow, the U.S. Government has aggressively tried MANY angles... More
Answered By: Mr. Wizard - 5/8/2009
 
There is no such thing as bullying on the internet I'll give anyone $1000 if they can bully me.It's just words on a computer.
Answered By: Public Toilet - 5/8/2009
 
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