Since CISPA is ultimately fear-based, without logical bases in law or reality, it's no surprise that the Republican House, which toadies to the ever-fearful Tea Party, passed CISPA. The great irony is that the Tea Party is so fearful of enemies of freedom it doesn't know that it is willing to support enemies of freedom it does: the intelligence community, big media corporations, and an army of opportunistic "cyberwar" consultants now larger than the US Army itself. Such budget sucks are costing us billions annually already, without much to show for it except our personal freedoms being invaded.
Oh, I know what will do it: remind them that Senator Obama voted for faulty FISA legislation, CISPA's antecedent, in 2008. Hate the man, hate his legislation. You have to think crazy to win politically these days.
"FB likely still supports it, they just won't say it out loud anymore because some very loud people get upset. It's not a question of the majority, but of a very vocal minority.
"It's too bad that some people feel the need to punish them for their free speech."
Oh right, like the application of "free speech" to cable TV, with the outcome that only cable TV operators get to control who has "free speech" via their medium. Or the same for the telcos. Or for the billboard owners who clutter the landscape with their visual trash.
The notion that corporations and other non-entities have a "right to free speech" was the precursor to the Supreme Court's holding in Citizens United, which determined that anyone with a billion dollars or more is entitled to exercise his or her free speech to completely negate the US Constitution.
Such idiocy deserves the condemnation it receives. Regrettably, it doesn't receive it from the policymakers who count, only the techno-serfs who must kowtow to every whim of Big Media. Eat it.
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