Sigh, friends don't let politicians write tech laws

richey goldberg richey.goldberg at
Fri Jul 29 22:28:01 UTC 2022

If heavily left leaning tech companies didn’t monkey with political content then they wouldn’t feel a need for such legislation.


From: NANOG < at> on behalf of Anne Mitchell <amitchell at>
Date: Friday, July 29, 2022 at 5:58 PM
To: nanog at <nanog at>
Subject: Re: Sigh, friends don't let politicians write tech laws

> On Jul 29, 2022, at 3:37 PM, John Levine <johnl at> wrote:
> It appears that Michael Thomas <mike at> said:
>> -=-=-=-=-=-
>> the body of the proposed law:
> This bill was filed by a bunch of the usual right wing suspects about
> a month ago.  It was referred to committee, like all filed bills, and
> I very much doubt it will ever emerge.

I'm inclined to agree, except that as we've seen Google has already attempted to cave, which means that they (the bills' sponsors) will feel even more emboldened, and can point to Google's "pilot program" as evidence that "even Google admits there is a problem, so we need the law to make the other big providers do it."

I believe we can't rely on it being buried without a little help.  It costs nothing to send an email to a representative, so..why not provide that help. ;~)


Anne P. Mitchell, Attorney at Law
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