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One of the worst things that is bound to happen in the next few years is the inevitable Big Government clampdown on the world’s last stronghold of free speech: the internet.
It’s one of the many reasons I am so suspicious of soap-dodging probable vampire Julian Assange, who strikes me as a malign spirit more interested in wreaking havoc in the relatively free West (just like his great fan George Soros) than he is, say, in the world’s Islamofascist terror states and Communist dictatorships. And I believe that in doing so, he is drawing exactly the kind of unnecessary heat onto the internet that we REAL lovers of free speech and liberty (as opposed to Assange’s Left-leaning anarchists) need like a hole in the head.
But that certainly doesn’t mean I have any sympathy whatsoever with the Obama administration’s outrageous demands that Twitter hand over the private messages of an Icelandic MP.
Birgitta Jonsdottir, an MP for the Movement in Iceland, said last night on Twitter that the “USA government wants to know about all my tweets and more since november 1st 2009. Do they realize I am a member of parliament in Iceland?”
She said she was starting a legal fight to stop the US getting hold of her messages, after being told by Twitter that a subpoena had been issued. She wrote: “department of justice are requesting twitter to provide the info – I got 10 days to stop it via legal process before twitter hands it over.”
She said the justice department was “just sending a message and of course they are asking for a lot more than just my tweets.”