Posted on 2018-06-13 at 12:00 AM - Administrator
An amendment to The anti-terrorism bill (C51) has been drafted and is currently being submitted by the USFP government includes a section that gives his government the power "to order the removal of terrorist propaganda". The senate will meet for first reading next week, this is considered high priority given the current conditions in the outer rim of USFP space.
That would still require a judicial order, as well as the attorney general's support to push for the removal of such content.
If the proposed amendment becomes law, a judge could order anyone, or the "custodian" of "the network system," to remove content the judge considers terrorist propaganda. This comes in light with the most recent release of a Wanted poster circulating on open channels across USFP space for TSN officers by insurgents.
Free speech advocates have been critical of the government's approaches to fighting terrorism. One concern is that there's no requirement for public disclosure about how often and what content gets blocked or taken down.
Telleron staff have been notified to remove any posters that is related to terrorism, and to report it to their supervisors.
This amendment also would give a judge who has reasonable grounds to believe that a network contains terrorist propaganda the power to order the owner of the network to "provide the information that is necessary to identify and locate the person who posted the material.".
The Supreme Court has ruled that USFP citizens have the right to remain anonymous on the network and that anyone cannot disclose their identifying information to law enforcement unless they first obtain a warrant. However, with Martial Law in effect, it is understood the imposition of direct military control of normal civilian functions of government, especially in response to a temporary emergency such as invasion or major disaster, or in an occupied territory.