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KOSA Would Let the Government Control What Young People See Online

Source: eff.org 11/17/22

The latest version of the Kids Online Safety Act (KOSA) is focused on removing online information that people need to see—people of all ages. Letting governments—state or federal—decide what information anyone needs to see is a dangerous endeavor. On top of that, this bill, supposedly designed to protect our privacy, actually requires tech companies to collect more data on internet users than they already do. 

 

EFF has long supported comprehensive privacy protections, but the details matter. KOSA gets the details consistently wrong, and that’s why we’re calling on members of Congress to oppose this bill.   

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The “Great Firewall of America” cometh — “Build that Firewall!”

I thought this was America not Russia or some country like that which controls what their citizens read and what they can access on the Internet.

If something like this is passed besides not being able to see the real outside world we will be funneled into only seeing what the government wants us to see. Something like Russia’s State TV.

This is unheard of!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
This must not happen!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

When it comes to credibility and SCOTUS the Adults in the room are changing answers to a leak problem within the Supreme Court. Some In the Senate Judiciary Committee are calling for The court to develop a code of conduct manual for the court. Axios (TM)this piece.

SCOTUS & ETHICS? The abdication of imperative in Smith V strikes again. Take the short run popularity forget the longevity of precedent.

USSR/Russia, China, Iran, North Korea, Nazi Germany, Afghanistan. Come to mind this, is just a big daddy government trying to take more of our freedom away.

I bet this passes just on the title of the bill alone…we eventually will be no different than China and Russia…

They already control what we see on our phones.
I went shopping at Home Depot the other day looking for spray paint and Milwaukee hand tools, after I got home I started get ads for spray paint and power tools from Home Depot the exact stuff that I looked at, So there either watching or listening to everything I do through my phone.
Another reason I know they control what we see on our phones,Is The Long Beach Police Department will only register you if you call in and make an appointment they don’t take walk-ins, this is very strategic of the Long Beach Police Department this guarantees that everybody who comes to register will give some kind of phone number, that phone number then goes to the detectives assigned to tracking Sex Offenders and you become a red dot 🔴 on a screen. They even make you sign your initials by your phone number that way if you give them a fake number or the wrong number they could have you arrested for giving false information during registration.

Last edited 17 days ago by AEROPOST

Our government already polices the internet for certain online content. They already draw the lines on what or what not is considered “fee speech” Online cp was initially fought as a free speech issue, but courts finally ruled it’s not….and I’m not saying it should be free speech. But then state courts went on to criminalized Japanese Manga cartoons, and even computer generated pornographic images of minors. Folks like to compare this KOSA law to stuff they do in Russia, North Korea or China. But their governments don’t put people in prison multiple years for viewing material online. The US government does, so In a way, that kind of makes us more tyrannical than those other rogue nations.

Last edited 17 days ago by Doc Martin

Once again, parents abdicating their role in their children’s lives until they are 18 and the gov’t wanting to get into it too much in this instance.

that kind of stuff is already happen in Florida Wisconsin all the republican states that have the majority are doing the same sh## yet i think free speech should come with common sense language example you don’t yell fire in a theater

This is just the next step in the dismantling of the Constitutional Democracy of America. Gain control of what information the people have access to. A step both, normally competing ideologies, can agree with. They may disagree with what should be allowed, but agree completely that they should control what is allowed.

Manufacturing consent by suggesting a threat to your children. A ploy those in power have been using since the very first societies were formed. I have no doubt that this ploy goes all the way back to the first hunter/gatherer groups at the dawn of humanity. It continues to be used, because it continues to work! Nothing scares people into compliance quite like threatening their children.

I predict these restrictive proposals will fail, badly. Every time the busybodies overreach to this extent, in areas that are clearly protected by the First Amendment, they get slapped-down. And no, the Bill Of Rights is not about to be modified through a Constitutional Convention. Yes, the laws governing images of minors clearly weakened the First Amendment but the courts were able to accommodate that in a way in which it would not be able to here, mostly due to the then overwhelming uniformity of outrage and hysteria, feelings not present today in response to the contemplated bill. Even so, this should serve to remind us how vulnerable our rights are to loss and the importance in fighting to protect them.

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