Skip to comments.Ravel Says Regulate Internet Political Speech
Posted on 04/17/2017 6:59:23 AM PDT by Ahithophel
The former Federal Election Commission chairwoman Ann M. Ravel says that political speech must be controlled on social media. She presented her remarks in a speech at UC Berkeley, calling for regulations against fake news.
Speaking at an event called Future of Democracy, Ravel argued the proliferation of fake news and political advertising on platforms like Facebook influenced elections. She warned that the lack of disclosure by the creators of these campaigns was becoming a huge problem.
We know that theres a lot of campaigning thats moved to the internet, whether its through fake news or just outright advertising and there is almost no regulation of this, very little, she said. And so that the disclosure that we expect as to who is behind campaigns is not going to exist soon
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Democrats would shut down Free Republic in the blink of an eye if they could.
Nothing could be more instructive as to where this is all headed.
“Bipartisan” means folks agreeing with liberals, never the other way around.
Can FR regulate democrat underground and other progressive leftist sites?
Conservatives can help regulate the fake news.
I assume this is what she meant.
The former Federal Election Commission chairwoman Ann M. Ravel...
Too bad the nasty old Second Amendment got in the way................
Must regulate everything!
Do away with the FEC. They don’t fight vote fraud. They don’t investigate rigged debates. They don’t care about foreign contributions to Clinton-Gore.
How about we just censor anything you say Ravel? See how ya like it.
It is called freedom of speech. If you have your way, Annie, only the speech with which you disagree will be controlled. A non-starter.
Uhhhh ..... bite me.
The goal is to criminalize opinions that the government doesn’t like. They consider the first amendment as a minor obstacle, but not an impediment. They get around it by criminalizing “biased” opinions. They would love to put people in jail for saying that *slam is a violent death cult, denying “global warming” or saying that chopping your dick off is insane. They will keep trying.
Did she require Senate confirmation for that FEC post?
If so, did any of the 100 SOOOOOPER-Geniuses bother to ask her about her thoughts on the First Amendment?
If this was her answer, why did they vote to confirm?
And if she took an oath to uphold the Constitution at her swearing in, can she now be prosecuted?
Regulating free speech is far more serious and un-American than fake news. Besides the truth is really there, we usually find it later. But, Nazis are still around preaching regulation of speech by the government.
Ann Ravel’s a democrat. Her alma mater is University of California, Berkeley.
Berkeley thugs didn’t beat up people who wanted to hear her speak.
In short, she stands with the thugs - with the mob. Ignore her filth.
So, in lib world the “future of democracy” is to eliminate free speech?
Ding, ding, ding - we have a thread winnah!
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