Wednesday, December 13, 2006

McCain's Anti-Internet Usage Bills

Senator and presidential hopeful John McCain of Arizona recently introduced two bills to the senate to suppress online Internet usage. Under the guise of helping curb child pornography and exploitation, the bills would force websites, including blogs, chat rooms and social networking sites, to remove any members or material deemed inappropriate, including discussions on the topics. CNet reports.

McCain's website lists the two bills here and here.
In theory the idea to force registered sex offenders to register their Internet activity is an interesting concept, however, it does appear to cross the line of our personal freedoms, to the point of censorship. The first bill can be read here.

The fact that McCain is teaming with Chuck Schumer (D-NY) on the second bill should be cause to worry for any Internet using, freedom loving American.