Censorship Online Won'T Keep Children Safe


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" dystopia, not only would KOSA censor what children see, but it would further empower the government to ramp up the online surveillance of all internet users by mandating the expansion and use of identity verification technology," writes Shoshana Weissmann in the Washington Examiner.

Weissmann is referring to the controversial Kids Online Safety Act, which would require all children under the age of 18 to have some kind of government-issued ID in order to access the internet.

If passed, KOSA would also mandate the use of identity verification technology.

"By essentially requiring everybodynot only would KOSA censor what children see, but it would further empower the government to ramp up the online surveillance of all internet users by mandating the expansion and use of identity verification technology," Weissmann writes.

"This would eliminate the constitutionally protected right to anonymity," Weissmann continues.

"Multiple Supreme Court cases have already affirmed this right to anonymity as part of protected free speech under the First Amendment."

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