As social media purge continues, FCC now warns of ham radio crackdown

As social media purge continues, FCC now warns of ham radio crackdown
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[Ed. – Someone on Twitter forwarded an article Monday in which the author referred to “electoral denialists.”  I doubt I have to tell readers how much this whole thing is already thought through.  When there’s a demonizing term ready to go, it’s obviously not a spontaneous reaction.]

After contriving to deplatform conservatives from every tech service and app they could manage, the purge boldly marches on to ham radio.

The US government is warning that groups could rely on radio equipment as an alternative to social media to plan future criminal activities.

In a stark warning Sunday, the Federal Communications Commission’s enforcement bureau said people coordinating or conducting criminal activity over radio waves are breaking the law.

“The Bureau has become aware of discussions on social media platforms suggesting that certain radio services regulated by the Commission may be an alternative to social media platforms for groups to communicate and coordinate future activities,” the FCC said in its warning Sunday. “Individuals using radios in the Amateur or Personal Radio Services in this manner may be subject to severe penalties …”

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