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[–] elcob32 [S] 0 points 10 points (+10|-0) ago 

I rarely take the time to call my congressman rather than just write but there are only a couple days left to do something about this and Congress seems to be content with ignoring the issue. I called and gave my congressman (or rather their staffer) a piece of my mind.

I urge all of you to do the same. I know the Voat community has a lot of strong support for free expression, let's do everything in our power to ensure the community can continue to exist.

Find Your Congressman Here.

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[–] New_years_day 0 points 1 point (+1|-0) ago 

Thank you, I have sent an email and will call on my lunch break.

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[–] elcob32 [S] 0 points 5 points (+5|-0) ago 

That is a pretty concise explanation of the issue at hand. I have been against it for a while, but expected more of a backlash from the internet than I have been seeing. This has the potential to be a serious problem, and most everyone is ignoring it anyway.

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[–] New_years_day 0 points 1 point (+1|-0) ago 

It's just like everything else that get done under the table, we won't see anything come from this for 1 year, and then we will all be like....wtf happened to the internet.

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[–] Aboresh 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

I've emailed and called my congress critters. One of them is on it. The other two had no idea what I was talking about.

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[–] elcob32 [S] 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

It does a lot more than online petitions. People sign things like that all the time, but people only tend to call en masse when the issue is something that will affect their vote.

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[–] Crensch ago 

this way you're actually making a difference.

Links? info? rundown?

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[–] Ghetto_Shitlord 0 points 1 point (+1|-0) ago 

This is the same dumbfuck who was against net neutrality as he didn't even fucking understand it. He does not understand this either.

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[–] bloodguard ago  (edited ago)

About the only thing this mysterious "they" can do is feck with the root DNS servers and Domain sales. We, as a country or as individuals, can spin up alternative DNS servers and registries in minutes.

The internet was designed to survive nukes. We can route around idiotic UN bureaucrats. And when (not if) they start going the inevitable route of petty dictators we can start throwing up mesh networks. You can probably put together a raspberry pi node and antenna for ~$30. You can also turn every phone into a mobile node (see the serval project app for example).

TL;DR: This actually may be fun.

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[–] elcob32 [S] 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago  (edited ago)

You are assuming The US government would want to. The UN wants to police what they call "hate speech". The US could never do this on their own, but if an international body did it for them, outside of their jurisdiction they could just choose to accept it rather then do anything to prevent it.

Edit: I read the first half of your message and replied before I finished reading. I understand that those of us who are technically capable will be able to route around international censorship attempts. Most people however are not technologically capable of doing do on their own. I think this is t threat due to the ignorance of the vast majority of the population.

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[–] bloodguard 0 points 1 point (+1|-0) ago  (edited ago)

I'm assuming that most of the US government is going to be goosestepping right along with the UN. I can throw up a DNS server in minutes.

And we can make building out a mesh network can be as simple as "buy this - plug it in - open the antenna - connect to its wifi". Instant freedom-net for normies.

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