1. Transdude1996

    OP Transdude1996 GBAtemp Regular
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    https://archive.is/CSyhD
    https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2018/02/fosta-would-be-disaster-online-communities
    https://www.congress.gov/bill/115th-congress/house-bill/1865
    The bill changes section 230 of the CDA, the law that protects website owners from liability for what their users post, to carve out an exception for instances of human trafficking. Site owners can be held liable and subject to a criminal fine or imprisonment for not more than 20 years.

    WHAT THIS MEANS IN PRACTICE IS THAT ALL IT WOULD TAKE FOR A WEBSITE TO BE SHUT DOWN AND ITS OWNER ARRESTED IS A FALSE FLAG OPERATION OF SPOOKS ENGAGING IN HUMAN TRAFFICKING. ALL U.S. SITES WOULD BECOME FORCED TO IMPOSE EXTREMELY HEAVY-HANDED MODERATION AND CENSORSHIP OR SHUT DOWN ENTIRELY, GBAtemp INCLUDED.

    THIS BILL HAS STRONG BIPARTISAN SUPPORT AND WILL LIKELY PASS UNLESS HEAVY RESISTANCE CAN BE ORGANIZED QUICKLY AND ON A LARGE SCALE.


    Voting on the House Floor is scheduled for THIS TUESDAY. Start spreading this information on as many websites as you can before it's too late. If you know anyone with a large audience try and get them to spread the word.
    If this bill becomes law then it's GAME OVER for free speech on the internet.
     
  2. SquidGuy

    SquidGuy GBAtemp's official killer
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    Youtube in a nutshell
     
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    FUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUCK. This is BAD. Oh god oh god. This could be the end of the temp.
     
  4. TotalInsanity4

    TotalInsanity4 GBAtemp Supreme Overlord
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    I'm confused as to how this is "censorship." From what I can tell, this only applies to postings related to sex trafficking...
     
  5. SquidGuy

    SquidGuy GBAtemp's official killer
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    If this law is applied then there is going to be a troll who is going to kill GBAtemp
     
  6. Transdude1996

    OP Transdude1996 GBAtemp Regular
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    With the way the law is worded, all it would take to shut down a site and have it's owners in jail is for some joker to make a post.
     
  7. Carnelian

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    Time to go to Dark Web...
     
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  8. smileyhead

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    First Net Neutrality, now this?
    I thought Temp was based in France.
     
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    -snip-
     
  10. SquidGuy

    SquidGuy GBAtemp's official killer
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    Did anyone call me?
     
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  11. TotalInsanity4

    TotalInsanity4 GBAtemp Supreme Overlord
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    I'd have to assume there's a time limit imposed for how long posts can stay up, and what action is taken depending on the legitimacy of the threat. GBAtemp mods are already very good at taking down spam and troll posts
     
  12. DeslotlCL

    DeslotlCL GBAtemp's scalie trash
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    does this mean my precious yiff will be censored? it's a legit question guys :unsure:
     
  13. SquidGuy

    SquidGuy GBAtemp's official killer
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    BUT there is still a chance that one of the mods might not notice it, I mean we're humans
     
  14. smileyhead

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    Special Blizzard, is that you?
     
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    DeslotlCL GBAtemp's scalie trash
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    there are times of the day where no mods are online, neither the admins... so, it's highly likeable that the site would be open for a false flag discussion.
     
  16. SquidGuy

    SquidGuy GBAtemp's official killer
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    Why and most importantly how would that be me?

    — Posts automatically merged - Please don't double post! —

    Exactly
     
  17. smileyhead

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    He too loves cringy Persona jokes.
     
  18. Carnelian

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    It's only the US right?
     
  19. smileyhead

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    I think so, that's why it doesn't affect Temp.
     
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    *sigh...*

    @Costello, you want to weigh in on this? I'd rather not have speculation flying everywhere when we can just consult a site owner
     
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    SquidGuy GBAtemp's official killer
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    Oh that's not me then
     
  22. CallmeBerto

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    Another the sky is falling topic. No temp is not going away if someone trolls the site with sex trafficking. Geez chill out guys.
     
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