Home > Uncategorized > State Senator Wants Crackdown on Anonymous Internet Commentary… ” Under the proposed bill, to avoid having his content removed a poster would have to attach his legal name, IP address, and home address.“As it stands now, pretty much anyone can post anything he wants,” Silverstein complained”

State Senator Wants Crackdown on Anonymous Internet Commentary… ” Under the proposed bill, to avoid having his content removed a poster would have to attach his legal name, IP address, and home address.“As it stands now, pretty much anyone can post anything he wants,” Silverstein complained”

State Senator Wants Crackdown on Anonymous Internet CommentarySemi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 23 Feb 2013 | John SemmensPosted on Tuesday, February 26, 2013 2:10:07 PM by John Semmens

Illinois State Senator Ira Silverstein D-Chicago has introduced legislation that would require Internet websites to remove anything posted by an anonymous poster if someone complains about the content.

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Under the proposed bill, to avoid having his content removed a poster would have to attach his legal name, IP address, and home address.“As it stands now, pretty much anyone can post anything he wants,” Silverstein complained. “If he does it anonymously someone who is offended by the posting has no recourse other than to try to rebut it in his own post. This may be acceptable for a person who is articulate, but many people aren’t.”Silverstein said he isn’t worried that his bill could chill freedom of speech.

“Freedom of speech shouldn’t be a ‘blank check’ to offend other people,” he contended. “There’s also a need for government authorities to be able to identify potential troublemakers. Restricting web site access to those willing to give their real names will significantly aid this process.

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If these potential troublemakers are uncomfortable with identifying themselves to the extent that they refrain from posting undesirable remarks is that really a bad outcome?”if you missed any of this week’s other semi-news/semi-satire posts you can find them at…http://azconservative.org/2013/02/23/administration-lashes-out-at-congressmens-failure-to-consume-office-budget-allowance/

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