The web “threat”

A great blog by American human rights lawyer Jonathan Turley is well worth a read. Two recent highlights:

– YouTube has again attracted controversy by pulling a video. This time it has removed the video of Marine David Motari throwing a puppy off a cliff as shown below in a different link. The company appears unwilling to recognize that some disturbing videos serve an important public interest, as with the torture videos that it removed earlier involving the Egyptian…  and Russian abuse.

Kentucky Representative Tim Couch wants to know who is saying what on the Internet. He has proposed legislation to make anonymous postings online illegal. It would face a daunting challenge on constitutional grounds.Couch would require posters to include their real name, address and e-mail address and fine site hosts for filing to required such identification.

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