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Chavez Defends Plan For Internet Control

From his love-struck fans at the Associated Press:

Chavez defends plan for Internet regulations

Sunday, December 19, 2010

CARACAS, Venezuela — Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez defended plans for a law that would impose broadcast-type regulations on the Internet, saying Sunday that his government should protect citizens against online crimes.

Chavez’s congressional allies are considering extending the "Social Responsibility Law" for broadcast media to the Internet, banning messages that "disrespect public authorities," "incite or promote hatred" or crimes, or are aimed at creating "anxiety" in the population.

In other words, he wants to stop all those dangerous trouble-makers who disagree with him. Luckily, we don’t have anyone in our country who would consider such a thing.

Government opponents and press freedom groups have been critical of the plan, saying it is one of several measures being considered that could restrict freedoms in Venezuela.

"We aren’t eliminating the Internet here … nor censoring the Internet," Chavez said during his weekly television and radio program, "Hello, President." "What we’re doing is protecting ourselves against crimes, cybercrimes, through a law."

Is Mr. Chavez auditioning to become Mr. Obama’s Internet Czar? He’s sure got the patter down.

This article was posted by Steve on Monday, December 20th, 2010. Comments are currently closed.

2 Responses to “Chavez Defends Plan For Internet Control”

  1. JohnMG says:

    Hey Chavez? I’ve got a knock-knock joke for you.

    Me: Knock-knock
    Chavez: Who’s there?
    Me: Hugo.
    Chavez: Hugo who?
    Me: Hugo kiss my a$$! And take Obama with you, you flippin’ moron.

    These socialist dweebs are so stupid, they think they’re clever. It might just be possible to have both of them be the smartest guy in the room at the same time.

  2. MinnesotaRush says:

    Chavez is now working with the FCC?!?

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