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Yet another blunder for the presidential hopeful Donald Trump.  The famous billionaire and a Republican presidential hopeful had another one of his ‘illuminating’ ideas.  Asked how he would manage ISIS to stop communicating among each other he said that he wants to stop their communication by shutting down internet.  




“ISIS is recruiting through the Internet. ISIS is using the Internet better than we are using the Internet and it was our idea,” Trump said. “I want to get the brilliant people from Silicon Valley and other places and figure out a way that ISIS can’t do what they’re doing.”

CNN moderator Wolf Blitzer tried to get Trump to clarify: “Are you open to closing parts of the Internet?” Blitzer asked.

“I would certainly be open to closing areas where we are at war with somebody,” Trump said. “I sure as hell don’t want to let people that want to kill us and kill our nation use our Internet. Yes sir, I am.”

‘We're losing a lot of people because of the Internet,’ Trump said recently at a campaign rally in South Carolina. ‘We have to go 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 way.’





It has been wildly known that ISIS recruits its members online. The messaging app Telegram were forced to shut down ISIS related channels after the Paris terror attacks because concerns increased that ISIS used an encrypted software to communicate among its vast membership.







Yet, no other presidential candidate or any other high ranking officer within office and the administration has ‘advocated’ for closing the internet. It is quite unclear what such an action would entail both for the economy and the freedom of speech.




Trump continued, ‘Somebody will say, 'Oh, freedom of speech, freedom of speech.' These are foolish people.’
“I’m not talking about closing the Internet,” Trump said. “I’m talking about closing parts of the Internet where ISIS is.”

Trump said earlier this month that he was in favor of closing parts of the Internet and brushed aside fears about restricting freedom of speech: “We have to go 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 way. Somebody will say, ‘Oh freedom of speech, freedom of speech.’ These are foolish people. We have a lot of foolish people.”




This is just another idea of Trump’s that caused uproar in the American public. Earlier this month in another interview Trump claimed the USA should close its borders to all Muslims.







The internet comments come in the same day as Trump trashed and attacked Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos on Twitter. He called the Washington Post, which Bezos owns, a tax shelter for Amazon.




Bezos fired back by suggesting that his private space company launch Trump into space.







Clash of the titans apparently.




Source:

http://time.com/4150891/republican-debate-donald-trump-internet/

http://money.cnn.com/2015/12/08/technology/donald-trump-internet/


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