FCC approves Biden administration’s plan to give federal government FULL CONTROL of the internet
11/21/2023 // Laura Harris // Views

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has approved the Biden administration's ambitious plan to give the federal government full control of the internet under the guise of preventing digital discrimination.

According to the FCC, the new rules are designed to prevent digital discrimination based on income level, race, ethnicity, color, religion or national origin. This first bipartisan broadband access anti-discrimination law mandates the FCC to establish rules that guarantee Americans equal access to reliable, high-speed and unbiased broadband services.

The agency has been granted the authority to directly intervene in instances where company policies and practices impact consumer access differently or are intended to do so. These protections will extend to ensure equitable broadband deployment, network upgrades and maintenance in communities.

Moreover, the FCC stated that these new rules give the FCC the power to probe potential instances of discrimination in broadband access, collaborate with companies to resolve issues, facilitate mediation and impose penalties if necessary. The agency has also revamped its consumer complaint portal to streamline the process of reporting digital discrimination. The FCC will also conduct monthly assessments of complaint patterns to identify emerging trends. (Related: British government caught surveilling social media presence of school staff members.)

Unfortunately, the rules have given the FCC a lot of power over almost everything related to the internet, all in the name of promoting diversity, fairness and inclusion. In other words, the new rules could let the FCC censor and control internet service providers based on vague laws about fairness. It doesn't just focus on obvious discrimination; it also looks at "disparate outcomes," meaning the internet must be perfectly fair or the U.S. government might intervene.

FCC commissioner calls the new rules "a dangerous overreach of government power"

Critics, including FCC Commissioner Brendan Carr, argue that the decision represents a dangerous overreach of government power.

Carr believes the plan gives the government too much control over the entire internet business and calls it an "unlawful power grab." He thinks the plan leans toward central planning instead of free-market capitalism.

"Those rules would give the federal government a roving mandate to micromanage nearly every aspect of how the Internet functions—from how ISPs allocate capital and where they build to the services that consumers can purchase; from the profits that ISPs can realize and how they market and advertise services to the discounts and promotions that consumers can receive," Carr said.

The commissioner noted that the plan goes beyond just the communications sector and could regulate various industries like landlords, construction, marketing, banking and even the government. He also fears that the FCC could enforce rules even without evidence of intentional discrimination.

"Even in the absence of any evidence of intentional discrimination, the Biden plan states the FCC can impose potentially unbounded liability if the agency finds that some act or even failure to act happened to result in a disparate impact based on the FCC’s own judgment. Reading this theory of liability into the law conflicts with the Supreme Court’s civil rights precedent. The FCC should not adopt it," Carr said.

Kyle Becker, a former writer and associate producer for Fox News, can't help but take his disapproval to X, formerly Twitter.

"This is how Woke politics – rooted in Critical Race Theory – is driving a complete takeover of all aspects of American life. 'Equity' and identity politics are being used to subvert the nation’s institutions. The first step to a globalist shadow cabal taking over this country is take over and control our information. Today, we saw the Biden regime take a bold step towards that corrupt end. Alarming," he tweeted.

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