This article was written Shepard Ambellas and originally published at The Intel Hub
Arizona Rep. Ted Vogt recently addressed Arizona Bill 2549 that passed the House Thursday and is now awaiting the governors approval.
This Bill, now set for approval, is very dangerous to almost anyone who uses an electronic devise. In fact, so dangerous it could land you in prison for 25 years for essentially hurting someones feelings on the internet.
Not to mention government paid troll hackers are advancing on all fronts as innocent people, truthers, patriots, or people such as the likes of Ron Paul supporters could easily be set up and/or targeted by nefarious people, organizations, or even Big Brother.
In a recent article from CNN, Rep. Ted Vogt shills for the establishment in a failed attempt to trick the general public;
“I think they’re absolutely mistaken,” Arizona Rep. Ted Vogt said of bloggers and civil liberties groups that said the bill would censor the Internet. “They clearly haven’t read the bill. This law targets a course of conduct where an individual is harassing, threatening or annoying a specific (person).”
Here’s the paragraph in the bill that got everyone riled up:
“It is unlawful for any person, with intent to terrify, intimidate, threaten, harass, annoy or offend, to use any electronic or digital device and use any obscene, lewd or profane language or suggest any lewd or lascivious act, or threaten to inflict physical harm to the person or property of any person. It is also unlawful to otherwise disturb by repeated anonymous electronic or digital communications the peace, quiet or right of privacy of any person at the place where the communications were received.”
Observers said that language was overly broad and could be applied to censor the comments sections of websites and other public digital forums.
Vogt said Wednesday that the bill would be amended to say those harassing communications must be directed at a specific person and must be “unwanted or unsolicited.” Those updates did not appear yet on an online version of the bill viewed Wednesday morning.
The bill will not apply to online comment sections or semi-public forums such as Facebook walls, Vogt said.
“With Facebook, you’ve got control over who your friends are,” he said. “So if somebody is threatening you and you never de-friend them then you’re not controlling it. You’re inviting people to comment freely on your Facebook page. You can de-friend them and you can end the problem there.”
Comments sections are the same, he said, since websites don’t have to invite people to comment and can take down those sections if they are worried about threats.