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Does the government have the right to exercise an internet kill switch in a national emergency?

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  • The internet belongs to no one

    No, the Internet is mere a way to communicate. Why would it matter if the Internet is still up and running if their is national emergency. In today's technological world their are numerous ways to communicate other than the Internet. Some things should not be controlled by the government and the Internet is one of them.

  • The government does not have the right to exercise an internet kill switch in a national emergency.

    The government does not have the right to exercise an Internet kill switch in a national emergency. This would just be disastrous because everyone communicates usually by the Internet. If we shut that down then all communications would be lost and we would not be able to communicate with our friends and family causing much more public panic.

  • That would scare the people.

    No, the government does not have the right to exercise an internet kill switch in a national emergency any more than they have a right to quarter troops. The government does not own the internet. It would be a disservice to the public to not allow people to communicate with each other in the time of a national emergency.

  • They do not.

    The government does not have the right to exercise an Internet kill switch in a national emergency. This is now probably the biggest form of communication that people have today, and cutting that off would prove to be horrible. There will major repercussions for the government if they ever pulled something like this.

  • No, that would not help.

    No, the government does not have the right to exercise an internet kill switch in a national emergency, because that is tantamout to throwing a wet blanket on free speech. The only reason the government would want to do that is so that we cannot communicate with each other. In that case, the government would be the enemy.


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