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Mar 5: Can the US government shut down the internet here?
March 5th, 2011 by Sam

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This week, the Egyptian government shut down the internet for anyone within the country.  Not only that, but Egypt disappeared from the internet from the outside.  To which media outlets did Egyptians turn to organize the protests?  How did they facilitate communications?  What about foreigners still in the country?

Could that happen in the US? Should the US government have the capability to shut it down? Who else controls the internet or the content that we have access to?

If it did shut down the internet, what alternative media outlets exist?

What, what was that legislation that Joe Lieberman proposed giving the government the authority to shut things down? Yes, he did.

Timothy Karr, Campaign Director of Free Press, will join us to talk about just how free is our press and how important it is.

To lean more:

http://news.idg.no/cw/art.cfm?id=401F61EB-1A64-67EA-E49EEAA9460DD253

http://www.savetheinternet.com/blog/11/02/03/will-congress-give-obama-%E2%80%98mubarak-option%E2%80%99

http://www.truthdig.com/report/item/when_corporations_choose_despots_over_democracy_20110201/


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