Can You Be Detained Over Facebook!
“Brandon J. Raub, a 26-year-old pro-liberty activist, former U.S. Marine, and Virginia resident, was arrested after authorities deemed his Facebook posts threatening…
“Without a warrant or recitation of his Miranda rights, Raub was handcuffed and taken into custody… The former Marine will undergo 30 days of evaluation at Salem VA Medical Center…
“The Oath Keepers, a non-partisan association of law enforcement, first responders and veterans, are outraged. They plan to rally in Raub’s defense, calling his detention a ‘Soviet style pre-crime detention’.”
N.B. Jeff Rothschild of the Rothschilds dynasty has 8% stake in Facebook valued at U.S$680 million!
In January 2012, two controversial pieces of legislation were making their way through the US Congress. SOPA, the Stop Online Piracy Act, and PIPA, the Protect Intellectual Property Act, were meant to crack down on the illegal sharing of digital media. The bills were drafted on request of the content industry, Hollywood studios and major record labels.
The online community rose up against the US government to speak out against SOPA, and the anti-online piracy bill was effectively killed off after the largest online protest in US history. But it was only one win in a long battle between US authorities and online users over internet regulation.