Overbroad Speech-Reporting Requirements 

“Campaign for Liberty has joined a broad coalition of organizations from across the political spectrum on a letter to the Senate leadership expressing opposition to a provision of the Senate Intelligence Authorization bill that requires websites to report online comments to the government if the provider “has knowledge” that the commentary is involved in terrorist activity.

This broad, and vaguely worded provision gives Internet service providers an incentive to over-report comments to the federal government, and thus is another step toward creation of a total surveillance state. This provision also will have a chilling effect on the First Amendment.Campaign for Liberty members should call their Senators and ask them to oppose any Intelligence Authorization bill that contains Section 603….”

Via Campaign for Liberty to Congress: Don’t threaten online speech @ Campaign for Liberty.

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