The RESTRICT ACT, often cited as the TikTok Bill (S.686), is not what it appears to be. Instead of “blocking or disrupting transactions and financial holdings linked to foreign adversaries,” it appears to target the free speech of all Americans. Here is the text of the proposed legislation:
Any reasonable person would expect that legislation allegedly designed to restrict the use of a specific platform, such as the Communist Chinese spying and data collecting application TikTok, would at least mention the platform within the body of the bill, but it does not. A search of the 55-page bill using TikTok as the search criteria found zero results, as shown here:
The passage of the RESTRICT Act would grant the Director of National Intelligence (DNI) new overarching powers to take down any and all websites deemed to be using any “foreign content” or software, or that might be engaged in platform communication that the U.S. government deems as going against its interests.
“In very direct terms,” reports state, “the passage of SB686 would give the Department of Commerce, DNI, and DHS (Department of Homeland Security) the ability to shut down what you are reading right now. This is a big deal.”
As detailed in a April 3, 2023 article published in Red Wave (LINK HERE), it is yet another piece of Trojan Horse legislation that will be used further to enhance the panopticon of surveillance against American citizens:
The so-called “RESTRICT Act,” introduced by Sens. Mark Warner (D-Va.) and Tom Thune (R-S.D.), is supposedly aimed at blocking or disrupting transactions and financial holdings linked to foreign adversaries that the powers that be claim are a threat to national security. In truth, though, the RESTRICT Act appears to have been intentionally designed to target the free speech rights of everyday Americans.Ethan Huff – Red Wave
Tell your representatives to vote NO on SB686 – the RESTRICT Act cannot be allowed to pass.
The following “Republicans” support the RESTRICT Act:
- Sen. Thune, John (R-S.D.)
- Sen. Fischer, Deb (R-Neb.)
- Sen. Moran, Jerry (R-Kan.)
- Sen. Sullivan, Dan (R-Ak.)
- Sen. Collins, Susan M. (R-Maine)
- Sen. Romney, Mitt (R-Utah)
- Sen. Capito, Shelley Moore [R-W.V.]
- Sen. Cramer, Kevin (R-N.D.)
- Sen. Grassley, Chuck (R-Iowa)
- Sen. Tillis, Thomas (R-N.C.)
- Sen. Graham, Lindsey (R-S.C.)
They all must go.