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One Year Later: 9/11 and the Internet

September 6, 2002 10:28 AM

Pew Internet and American Life released a study yesterday called One year later: September 11 and the Internet.

67% of Americans think the government should remove information from the Internet that might help terrorists. To date, some of the information removed includes natural gas pipelines, water, communication infrastructure, and environmental reports on chemical plants.

Mind you, that's terrifying enough, but it gets worse. 36% of those people don't actually think it would have any impact on terrorism. So they just want to get rid of the information for the heck of it, or on the off chance that maybe they're wrong, and the information really does help terrorists!

Remember that guy, Benjamin Franklin? The one that flew a kite during a thunder storm? Here's what he had to say:

"They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety."

Americans are so fucking pathetic.

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