To the comment-bay! lol
A Parliamentary committee hearing in the Republic of Ireland on “the abuse of social media and cyber-bullying” has heard a proposal to control trolls and other unsavoury online creatures by registering internet users with their passport numbers or IP addresses. The Committee also heard an idea to charge internet users to …
Irish person here. Just to clear things up a little, Senators in Ireland have no real powers. They act purely as advisors to the government. While there are some smart people in the Seanad, there are also plenty of idiots and, as you can imagine, she falls into the latter group. Thankfully, no one with any real power will even bother to consider this.
I understand the idea behind pay-per-post... But who wins there? Is it a government fee? Does the website just pocket it? And since the internet is international, would this mean all websites available in Ireland suddenly need to have credit card facilities?
And just who's passport do you register for a company or school that does NAT and all users share an address? Does the head of the school get dragged off to gaol if little Billy sits down at lunch time and uses the school computers to harass the nerd in his class via Facebook?
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