Internet under attack: Hidden clause in TPP to limit free speech, journalism, online

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The road is being paved for a future slave society, freedoms to be further restricted under TPP

By Shepard Ambellas

(INTELLIHUB) — While proponents of the TPP say the deal is ‘good’ because it reportedly will phaseout some 18,000 trade tariffs–skeptics like Sen. Bernie Sanders (I/VT) say the deal is outright “disastrous” and for good reason.

But even more important to point out is a hidden clause, buried deep inside the deal [TPP], which may effectively restrict aspects of the Internet in the near future. That’s right, after more than 5 years of strategic, intense, negotiations Trade Ministers from 12 Pacific Rim Nations, including the U.S., just concluded the first major hurdle of the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP), a move that may soon effectively change, limit, our use of the Internet as we know it. And believe it they know what they are up to. Although the plan still has to pass through a multitude of Congressional hoops Per sey–the Obama Administration still sees that the goal is within reach and will likely press hard in coming months to push it through.

The TPP, a deal which blankets a good chunk, nearly 40%, of the world’s economy includes a few ‘controversial provisions’ recently outlined by Andrew Griffin below:

One particularly controversial part of the provisions make it a crime to reveal corporate wrongdoing “through a computer system”. Experts have pointed out that the wording is very vague, and could lead to whistleblowers being penalized for sharing important information, and lead to journalists stopping reporting on them.

Others require that online content providers — such as YouTube and Facebook — must take down content if they receive just one complaint, as they are in the US. That will be harmful for startups looking to build such businesses since they’ll be required to have the resources to respond to every complaint, experts have pointed out.

And it’s safe to say that Griffin’s analysis is spot on–even the Electronic Freedom Foundation (EFF) previously warned us of the TPP as early as 2013.

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So where is all of this headed?

Internet Police, Thought Police, bans on free speech, an Internet kill switch–you name it, it’s coming. Especially if we keep heading down the path mentioned herein. Soon we will all be slaves of our own environments–unable to do or think for ourselves. I guess if you really think about it in some ways we already are.

They already have us all boxed in, cornered into vast metropolises where everyone merely puppets, mimics, what is force-fed to them, what they see around them. The latest fads, trends, etc.–they all mean nothing. It’s just something to keep us distracted with while the birds of prey, the powers-that-be, do their job–which is nothing more than swooping in on our freedoms, deindividualizing us by micromanage our lives.

In fact if you haven’t seen my latest film Shade, you must. I highly recommend it. And not just because I made it, but because of the cornucopia of information provided in it that literally covers the gambit, the entire spectrum in a sense, painting the viewer an overarching picture of how the world really works. And let me tell you–it likely doesn’t work the way you think.

Watch Shade, an Ambellas & Bermas film, for free on YouTube here.


About the author:

shepard bio photoShepard Ambellas is the founder, editor-in-chief of Intellihub News and the maker of SHADE the Motion Picture. You can also find him on Twitter and Facebook. Shepard also appears on the Travel Channel series America Declassified. You can also listen to him on Coast To Coast AM with hosts, both, George Noory on “Chemtrails” and John B. Wells on the “Alternative Media Special“. Shepard Ambellas has also been featured on the Drudge Report, the largest news website in the entire world, for his provocative coverage of the Bilderberg Group. Shepard is an exclusive weapon of Intellihub.

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