The Dark Web = Freedom of Speech

Freedom of speech never was all that popular in the United States and recently it has become even less so.

Craigslist personals, some subreddits disappear after FOSTA passage by Cyrus Farivar.

From the post:

In the wake of this week’s passage of the Allow States and Victims to Fight Online Sex Trafficking Act (FOSTA) bill in both houses of Congress on Wednesday, Craigslist has removed its “Personals” section entirely, and Reddit has removed some related subreddits, likely out of fear of future lawsuits.

FOSTA, which awaits the signature of President Donald Trump before becoming law, removes some portions of Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act. The landmark 1996 law shields website operators that host third-party content (such as commenters, for example) from civil liability. The new bill is aimed squarely at Backpage, a notorious website that continues to allow prostitution advertisements and has been under federal scrutiny for years.

I am deeply saddened to report that the House vote was 388 ayes and 25 noes and the Senate vote was 97 to 2.

You can follow the EFF lead as they piss and moan about this latest outrage. But all their activity (and fund raising) didn’t prevent its passage. So, what are the odds the EFF will get it repealed? That’s what I thought.

I’m not looking for Craigslist to jump to the Dark Web but certainly subreddits should be able to make the switch. The more subreddits, along with new sites and services that switch to the Dark Web, the more its usage and bandwidth will grow. Looking forward to the day when the default configuration of new computers is for the Dark Web. The “open” web being an optional choice with appropriate warnings.

If you are not (yet) a Dark Web jockey, try: How To Access Notorious Dark Web Anonymously (10 Step Guide). Enough to get you started and to demonstrate the potential of the Dark Web.

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