Democrats Are Once Again Pushing To Regulate The Internet And Political News Sites

Democrats want to control what you can read on the internet. They just can’t stand the fact that people are free to read conservative news sites if they choose to. Now they’re trying to regulate the internet again.

The Washington Examiner reports:

FEC Dems renew bid to regulate Internet, Drudge, ‘not done fighting’

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They’ve repeatedly tried and failed to impose regulations on Internet political communications, possibily even media sites like the Drudge Report, but congressional testimony that unnamed Russians spent $100,000 for politically themed ads on Facebook is sparking a new bid by Democrats on the Federal Election Commission.

Commissioner Ellen Weintraub and former FEC Chairwoman Ann Ravel quickly reacted to reports on the Russian ads targeting voters, using their favorite social media tool – Twitter – to indicate their new focus.

“Oh, that’s not good,” tweeted Weintraub. “I wholeheartedly agree,” responded Ravel to a series of tweets that included the Russia influence report.

Weintraub also demanded that the FEC address the issue of “internet political communications” at its next meeting on Sept. 14.

Facebook’s involvement and proof of Russian spending on political ads could give Democratic FEC critics of the freewheeling Internet the case they’ve needed.

Republicans on the FEC have claimed for years that the Democrats have been focused on the Internet in part because they want to silence conservative outlets like the Drudge Report, conservative videos, and even movies.

Doesn’t the country have bigger issues to deal with right now than censoring the internet?

 

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