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Egypt triggers debate in the US on an internet “switch off” bill

Wednesday, February 2nd 2011 - 14:24 UTC
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While Egypt's government attempted to crackdown on street protests by shutting down internet and mobile phone services, United States is preparing to reintroduce a bill that could be used to shut down the internet. Read full article

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  • ed

    the internet had used while French Revolution /1789. !

    Feb 02nd, 2011 - 02:47 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Forgetit87

    “The legislation, which would grant US President Barack Obama powers to seize control of and even shut down the internet, would soon be reintroduced to a senate committee according to Wired.com.”

    And Chávez is the dictator.

    Feb 02nd, 2011 - 06:43 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • xbarilox

    “United States is preparing to reintroduce a bill that could be used to shut down the internet.” The land of the free haha

    Feb 02nd, 2011 - 08:32 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Zethee

    How does having a power make him a dictator? It's the misuse of power which makes a dictator, now the ownership of said powers.

    Feb 03rd, 2011 - 11:06 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Forgetit87

    Of course, if US Congressmen are considering affording such powers to their president, it's certainly because they think those powers might and should used in the future. Only an idiot would try to implement a bill if he doesn't intend it to have practical significance.

    Feb 04th, 2011 - 01:30 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Zethee

    World leaders have many powers at there disposal. this does not make them dictators. Again, it is the misuse of the powers they are given which turns a world leader into a dictator, not having the powers.

    It should also be noted that to be able to gain said power he must first be given emergency powers through congress. This is called Separation of powers and congress can deny him this power.

    He can't just start shutting down the internet like a dictator.

    Feb 07th, 2011 - 03:26 pm - Link - Report abuse 0

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