‘Threats’ to Internet Freedom

Sen. Ted Cruz

Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX)

Ted Cruz in an interview with TheBlaze Sunday evening said “threats to Internet freedom” have “never been greater” and could have the potential of affecting independent online news outlets like the Drudge Report and, one would assume, even small local sites like Tulsa Today.

Speaking to TheBlaze in Dallas, Texas, the Republican presidential candidate responded to reports that Congressional review of digital copyright law could threaten aggregator news websites saying, “I think threats to Internet freedom continue growing… This administration views the Internet as a threat.”

The Texas senator cited the Federal Communications Commission’s move to classify broadband Internet service as a public utility as evidence of the threat.

“I’ve been leading the fight against that,” he told TheBlaze.

Cruz also cited plans to relinquish U.S. control of the Internet as a move that would “profoundly undermine U.S. interests and undermine free speech.”

BarackObamaInternet“America invented the Internet and, I got to say, Obama’s idea to give it away is reminiscent of Jimmy Carter’s idea to give away the Panama Canal,” he said.

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