Does the First Amendment apply to computers?

Analysis:’s Seton Motley recently noted that on December 21, 2010 the Barack Obama Administration–via its Federal Communications Commission (FCC)– illegally imposed Network Neutrality.

Rejected multiple times by Congress; Net Neutrality allows the
government to regulate every website on the World Wide Web–a tremendous
First Amendment free speech problem.

 Net Neutrality came from the fevered mind of Tim Wu.  Wu is a Columbia law professor.  And the former chair of Free Press–the absurdest of all the pro-Net Neutrality Media Marxist groups.  On February 4, 2011 Wu became senior advisor to the (Obama Administration’s) Federal Trade Commission (FTC) for consumer protection and competition issues that affect the Internet and mobile markets.  Wu wants the government to know where we go via GPS, what we write on word processing software and who we Friend on Facebook.

When you turn to Google with a question, the search engine must decide, at that moment, what “answers” to give, and in what order to put those answers. If such answers are speech then any government efforts to regulate Google must be examined as censorship….
But if we call computerized decisions “speech,” the judiciary must consider these laws as potential censorship, making the First Amendment, for these companies, a formidable anti-regulatory tool.

Wu is absurdly asserting that what you type in the “Search” field is protected speech–but the results you get are not.  The “Search” results being, of course, a dead giveaway as to what you typed in the “Search” field. 

Do you want the government having blanket access to where you go, what you write and for what you search–just because you did any of it on a computer?  Wu does.
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