Obama Official-Network Neutrality Deviser Says First Amendment Doesn’t Apply to Our Computers

Seton Motley
Big Government
25 Jun 2012

On December 21, 2010 the Barack Obama Administration–via its Federal Communications Commission (FCC)– illegally imposed Network Neutrality.

Net Neutrality allows the government to regulate every website on the World Wide Web–a tremendous First Amendment free speech problem.

Net Neutrality came from the fevered mind of Tim Wu.  Wu is a Columbia law professor.  And the former chair of Free Press–the absurdest of all the pro-Net Neutrality Media Marxist groups.

And on February 4, 2011 Wu became:

(A) senior advisor to the (Obama Administration’s) Federal Trade Commission (FTC) for consumer protection and competition issues that affect the Internet and mobile markets.

Great news, eh?  What First Amendment goodness has Obama Administration Advisor Wu been up to of late?  This.

Free Speech for Computers?

In today’s world, we have delegated many of our daily decisions to computers. On the drive to work, a GPS device suggests the best route; at your desk, Microsoft Word guesses at your misspellings, and Facebook recommends new friends.

In the past few years, the suggestion has been made that when computers make such choices they are “speaking,” and enjoy the protections of the First Amendment.

This is a bad idea that threatens the government’s ability to oversee companies and protect consumers….

Wu wants the government to know where we go via GPS, what we write on word processing software and who we Friend on Facebook…

…ObamaCare contains in its monstrous folds the regulation of any computer or device on which you do anything health-related, including storing health records.  Wu–obviously an overachiever–goes several huge steps further…

The complete article is at Big Government.

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