Wednesday, December 20, 2006

McCain hates Blogs

(Hat Tip: Utah Democrats)

It seems as though John McCain hates bloggers. He has proposed a law that would carry penalties for bloggers if their readers/commenters do illegal things.

Some highlights of the bill, according to Think Progress:

– Commercial websites and personal blogs “would be required to report illegal images or videos posted by their users or pay fines of up to $300,000.”

– Internet service providers (ISPs) are already required to issue such reports, but under McCain’s legislation, bloggers with comment sections may face “even stiffer penalties” than ISPs.

— Social networking sites will be forced to take “effective measures” — such as deleting user profiles — to remove any website that is “associated” with a sex offender. Sites may include not only Facebook and MySpace, but also, which permits author profiles and personal lists, and blogs like DailyKos, which allows users to sign up for personal diaries.


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