They do not have control over this site or any of the new media, however. It drives them nuts. If it wasn’t for sites like this one, they would still have a near monopoly on the media.
One of the reasons the new media is hard to suppress is that people can be anonymous. This, then, has to end. A law maker in Illinois has a proposal to crush the Real Revo along with the rest of the new media.
A recently introduced bill in the Illinois state Senate would require anonymous website comment posters to reveal their identities if they want to keep their comments online.
The bill, called the Internet Posting Removal Act, is sponsored by Illinois state Sen. Ira Silverstein. It states that a “web site administrator upon request shall remove any comments posted on his or her web site by an anonymous poster unless the anonymous poster agrees to attach his or her name to the post and confirms that his or her IP address, legal name, and home address are accurate.”
The bill, which does not ask for or clarify requirements from entities requesting the comment removal, would take effect 90 days after becoming law.
The collection of authors known as Publius are spinning in their graves.