The Internet: Trump wants to look into “closing it up”

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    At a campaign event on Monday night, the GOP presidential frontrunner said ISIS terrorists are recruiting people online, especially "kids watching the Internet" who "want to be masterminds."

    The presidential hopeful said that “We’ve got to maybe do something with the internet,” because it was being used to radicalise people. He said that he would “see Bill Gates” so that he could look into “closing it up”.

    "We're losing a lot of people because of the internet," Trump said. "We have to see Bill Gates and a lot of different people that really understand what's happening.

    “We have to talk to them about, maybe in certain areas, closing that internet up in some ways. Somebody will say, 'Oh freedom of speech, freedom of speech.' These are foolish people."

    Donald Trump wants to ban the internet, will ask Bill Gates to ‘close it up’


     
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    He's not the only one talking about using the tech companies and minds to help reign in the ability for the terrorists to use Social Media. Hillary has a similar idea she pushed a few weeks back.

    I know our people likely use social media to monitor and track them but there is also some truth to the fact that ween need to stop them from freely exploiting such systems. Not unlike anything else, that's what they do, look for weaknesses.
     
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    I cannot wait to see how this thread morphs...
     
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    So getting Bill Gates to close the Internet would be a good thing, you're saying?
     
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    Trump should just stop speaking. What an idiot.
     
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    So I wonder how this will go. After all the horrible things he has said, will the internet be the tipping point for Trump supporters?

    OR

    Are you about to demonstrate your love for the internet more than your fellow man?
     
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    I really don't understand how you got that from my post? I also can't believe so many here continue to try and insert words when people post.

    First, I pay little mind to Trumps comments and certainly don't interpret them so literally. I think I was pretty clear on my post above as to what I think.

    I do think it would be wise for some type of efforts be made to shut down the terrorist from using twitter, facebook and other popular social media sites. It's no different than cutting off their financial funding. Stopping them at the source is key. I would balance that however with the need and benefit of our monitoring of them however.
     
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    Now if Trump could get the Kardashians off the internet. I would be a very happybunny.;)
     
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    Maybe he should talk to Al Gore. After all.....
     
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    Damn them pesky kids watching the internets.
     
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    About as good as Hillary's backdoor being wide open.
     
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    Hillary's back door being wide open is such a bad visual on so many different levels.
     
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    And while we are talking about silly things why don't we just put backdoors into all the crypto cyphers used so we can monitor potential terrorist activity. Wouldn't want terrorist to be able to use iMessage to coordinate attacks without us being able to intercept and break the encryption...
     
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    Yes Donald. Bill Gates can singlehandedly shut down the internet.

    ****ing *******.
     
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    I think Hilary's backdoor, front door and attic window had been shut tight for a long, long time.
     
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    @Eraserhead This is what I was talking about in the other thread Clinton wants backdoors which is sneaky Trump wants to shut-er down bombastic. Same goal two different ways
     
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    I really do believe you are terribly wrong. IMO if you want to stop Donald Trump Winning, let him TALK and TALK a lot.
    The more he says the more everybody will see what he stands for, or doesn't.

    If you deny him a voice it will only look like you are frightened of what he is saying.
     
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    What the **** is wrong with people in this country, they vote for an ******* that WILL ruin the entire ****ing country... jeez.
     
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    Are you referring to Hillary or Trump?
     
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    Trump
     
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    Wow, now Trump is stealing Hillary Clinton's policies.

    I just threw up in my mouth a little.
     
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    Hillary and her backdoors are okay then?
     
  23. garirry macrumors 68000

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    I don't know that much regarding that. I'm specifically mentioning the fact that there's a candidate that claims he wants to close the entire Internet. If that isn't an evil statement, I don't know what is.
     
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    So you're into Hillary's backdoor? Would you hop on that train?
     
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    Read what I said, I said "I don't know that much regarding that", referring to Hillary's backdoors or whatever. I'm just saying that Trump is a dick for saying such things (closing the Internet).
     

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