US FCC refuses to shut down Daesh affiliates’ websites

Daesh militants (file photo)

Daesh militants (file photo)

The United States head of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) says the country cannot risk closing websites that promote the ideology of Takfiri terrorists on the internet.

The Hill said in a report Tuesday that FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler made the comments in response to a question by a US lawmaker on Friday.

“Isn’t there something we can do under existing law to shut those Internet sites down?” asked Representative Joe Barton (R-Texas). “And I know they pop up like weeds, but once they do pop up, shut them down and turn the Internet addresses over to the appropriate law enforcement agencies to try and track them down.”

Wheeler said in response that such a move would be a “challenge” to the commission that cannot be simply underestimated.

“We cannot underestimate the challenge,” said the FCC chairman. “I’m not sure our authority extends to [shut down the websites], but I do think there are specific things we can do.”

He also made similar remarks to Representative Bobby Rush (D-Ill.), noting that the FCC does not have the authority to track social media accounts.

“We do not have jurisdiction over Facebook and all the other edge providers. We do not intend to assert jurisdiction over them,” he said.

Wheeler,argued however, that the commission could pressure the CEOs of tech companies, including Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg, to take a measure in this regard.

“I will call Mark Zuckerberg this afternoon to raise the issue you’ve raised and the issue Mr. Barton raised. And I’m sure he is concerned as well and he’ll have some thoughts,” Wheeler said.

The FCC head further states that “If we can’t connect the dots — you know after 9/11 we kept hearing about ‘we couldn’t connect the dots, we couldn’t connect the dots’ — we have the ability inside our system to use big data to connect the dots, but we don’t have the capacity.”

Wheeler’s comments were released in the wake of Daesh Takfiris’ night of horror in Paris, which left some 130 killed and hundreds more injured.

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3 Responses to “US FCC refuses to shut down Daesh affiliates’ websites”

  1. Dublinmick says:

    Don’t you worry they will get around to it however. They will not only decide they need jurisdiction over takfiri sites, but any site that might disturb the mushroom pile. Of course there will be the usual hand wringing at first. We must keep the idea of freedom fresh in the minds of those who dwell in the corporate state.

    Merkel has already had a heart to heart talk with brother Zuckerberg to gather the names of German who refuse to move out of their own country.

    Sarkozy the midget in France is moving toward the actual outlawing of conspiracy theories..

    Sports fans, it appears we are moving back to the good old days when Rome ruled and anyone with any ideas who were not sanctioned by the state has committed heresy and worthy of government attention, perhaps incarceration. Perhaps the age of reason was entirely a chimera after all. Stoke up the fires, it is witch burning time. For your own good, don’t come up with any crazy ideas. If you have any questions concerning … well most anything just turn on the zootube and have your reality remodeled. I wish this were some kind of joke, but I am afraid it is not. I have a suggestion, when anyone throws the term “conspiracy” at you, consider it an invitation to enter their own personal mental asylum and turn it down, keep moving. This well used phrase has worked, for a short period of time anyway, to keep the natives from becoming restless and actually realizing what a mushroom pile they actually live in. If you need any new ideas, they will be issued to you by the state.

  2. Lynn says:

    Haha think it’s a sign they are losing the game. Brute force will indeed wake more people up than we ever could. Their evil side exposed for all to see is what the doctor ordered. Then comes the cure.

  3. Dogman says:

    I expect Anonymous will do the job that they and none of the intelligence agencies have been able to do!

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