Keeping true to slimy form, Republicans are now stripping your right to privacy while you are on the Internet. While the news media is doing all they can to keep up with the massive amount of treasonous and barbaric actions of the Trump Administration, Republicans have been quietly dismantling every possible law that protects the rights of Americans. The Washington Post reported:
“Congress sent proposed legislation to President Trump on Tuesday that wipes away landmark online privacy protections, the first salvo in what is likely to become a significant reworking of the rules governing Internet access in an era of Republican dominance.”
This is a big deal and should be cause for alarm for all Americans. The privacy protections signed into law a year ago were set to protect customers from having personal information sold without consent. The information would come from your Internet service provider and would free the provider to sell information such as your internet browsing habits, app usage, location data, and Social Security numbers.
Your internet service provider will now be legally allowed to monitor your online activity data without your permission and then sell that information to the highest bidding advertiser. Not only will your rights be completely trampled, but the Republicans have also covered future legislation. The current bill will ensure that the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), which is responsible for the initial protections, would be forbidden from issuing similar rules in the future.
Ask yourself why Republicans would want to put energy into making Americans more vulnerable online. They justify this move by saying that the privacy policies are too strict on Internet providers and are causing delayed innovation. To a Republican, everything is for sale. Your online safety and privacy is no exception. Why in the world would anyone be naive enough to think that our physical safety is not also up for grabs to the highest bidder? #Resist
Watch this anti-liberal guy’s unique perspective on this newly passed rights violation: