Saturday, May 28, 2022

The ultimate censorship - US Communications Act allows president to shut off the internet

 Daily Mail   UK

REVEALED: Government's secret plans for apocalyptic events included total takeover or shut down of citizens' communication networks

  • The previously classified files, obtained by the NYU nonpartisan nonprofit the Brennan Center for Justice, detail wartime powers the president can enact
  • The center obtained the 500 pages files through a Freedom of Information Act request. A further 6,000 pages were kept classified
  • The files, which were all penned during the Bush Administration, detail a law that permits the president to take over or shut down the networks during wartime
  • The policy, called the Communications Act, says the president is allowed, if he finds it necessary for national defense,' to nix civilians' means of communication