Here's a link (bottom of the page) to a New York Times article that comments on a piece of legislation that will probably be passed soon by Congress. It's known as the SOPA Bill (Stop Online Piracy Act). This could be the most dangerous attack on First Amendment rights that we have ever seen and could seriously limit citizen use of the internet as a useful personal communications tool. Many see the Bill as a way for the government to censor free speech and free communications on the internet by using Chinese style government control.
Here's an excerpt from the article:
... The debate has highlighted how little Congress knows about the Internet they are proposing to re-tool. In a piece often cited on the Web, the computer culture journalist Joshua Kopstein watched the debate in Congress in which members bragged about their online ignorance, and he wrote an open letter on the technology Web site Motherboard titled, "Dear Congress, It's No Longer O.K. to Not Know How the Internet Works."
Here's the link to the NY TImes article: