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Portable twister of terror and Super Villain in training. Oh I do geeky and NetSec stuff too.


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  • Feb 13th, 2015 @ 1:51am

    Can see what his attempted argument is but it fails badly...

    I can see what he is trying to say, that essentially if we put the companies that control net access under US government regulation that the oppressive countries which...already do censor their connections to their citizens will then have the ability to claim "We're doing this because the US Govt controls the Internet!"

    Problem 1:

    He is throwing out how the Internet actually functions. If you disconnected the US from the rest of the net (which sadly some a-holes in DC attempted to do with SOPA and CISPA effectively creating a "Great Firewall" to control piracy...), the Internet would still exist and function albeit smaller and with a lot less websites. The whole concept and design of it negates any one country from controlling the entirety of it.

    Problem 2:

    On the front of country dictators having more excuses with Title II classification; that would be hypocritical for the simple fact that the ISPs of those nations are STATE OWNED AND REGULATED themselves. How can one say that "well the Internet is now in control of a government so we need to censor it" when their own governments control citizen access already.

    Problem 3:

    Oppressive countries already use the excuse that the US influences the net and thats why they regulate the access of their populations. Title II is going to do nothing to solidify that claim because ISPs are already government regulated (...though very lightly and with much favoritism thanks to the best lobbyists money can buy and the nonsense "Information Service" classification...).

    All in all though his whole rambling nonsense ignores the fact that dictators will find an excuse to censor their people from the online world regardless of whatever we do to regulate ISPs. That is why they are dictators.

    It really is an act of desperation to use this far reaching attempt at justification because it has absolutely no merit. It's disgusting to see what a mess agencies which were designed to work for the people have become thanks to lobbyist and friendship appointments by politicians. Holding an appointment at an agency that is set to regulate and watchdog an industry you once lobbied for should be an automatic disqualification, no exceptions. Since it isn't, we get idiots like this guy...

    He does score points on how many logical fallacies he can shove into one statement:

    https://yourlogicalfallacyis.com/appeal-to-emo tion
    even a little bit of https://yourlogicalfallacyis.com/slippery-slope in there I think

    Probably a few more can be pulled from his words too, but Im bored now...