Senate Anti-TikTok Bill Is ‘Patriot Act For Technology’

From today’s Ron Paul Liberty Report:

Like the PATRIOT Act after 9/11, the RESTRICT Act introduced in the Senate is using a “crisis” to decimate our core Constitutional liberties. The bill gives any presidential administration the power to simply end any social media company it deems a “national security threat.” Also today: US pressuring Europe to break with China – will it work?

Reprinted from The Ron Paul Institute for Peace & Prosperity.

8 thoughts on “Senate Anti-TikTok Bill Is ‘Patriot Act For Technology’”

  1. What a ridiculous bill, if politicians deem anything a ‘security threat’, they can just censor it. When will they deem a ‘security threat’ next? They certainly don’t like anything posted here.

    1. In law school, I was shocked to learn that the internment of Japanese Americans during WWII was approved by the Supreme Court because of “national security,” which they said overrode their constitutional rights. My response was that all the government has to do is cry “national security,” and the Bill of Rights goes right down the toilet. Only cowards would allow this. As much as I hate the founding genociders/slave owners, they were right about this kind of thing, and they’d be shooting the justices and anyone else who takes away rights like this. As Benjamin Franklin said, those who would give up liberty for safety deserve neither.

  2. Only the US government is allowed to mess with our social media…
    The legislation is written so broad that they’ll be able to censor everyone on every site if Joe or the next one desires to.
    It won’t pass the Courts at least.

  3. Before I retired I worked for a company that had lawyers, worked with the lawyers. Some were liberal, some conservative. Collectively, they said that the Patriot Act was just bad, a sweeping piece of crap that took rights away from the citizens.

    1. I’m a lawyer too and I fully agree. My disapproval of that Nazi-like law has nothing to do with being a lawyer, however.

  4. As their credibility wanes, the elites have to practice ever more censorship. I realize that there’s an issue with China collecting data of Americans who use TikTok, but really? As if the U.S. and its large corporations, including social media corporations, don’t collect massive data on Americans.

    Russell Brand and Glenn Greenwald just had an excellent video discussion about the fact that as the elites’ lack of caring for the rest of us becomes increasing clear, they have to resort to things like force and censorship. You can find it here:

  5. As the elites continue to lose all credibility with everyone, they resort to things like censorship and use of force. I realize that there’s an issue with China collecting data on Americans who use TikTok, but come on! As if the U.S. and its corporations don’t already collect massive data on us, all without our consent nor even usually our knowledge.

    Russell Brand and Glenn Greenwald recently had a very good discussion on this, you can find it on Rumble (this site deleted my comment as spam when I posted a link).

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