“The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” slammed a recent bill passed through the House and Senate that would allow Internet providers to sell private user data, on Wednesday night. “Anybody here use the Internet? Might want to knock that off,” Colbert said.
“Congress has now voted to allow Internet providers to sell your web browsing history,” he continued. “I’ve got nothing to hide, I burned my computer this morning.
“This is what’s wrong with Washington D.C. … I guarantee you there is not one person, not one voter of any political stripe anywhere in America who asked for this.”
Colbert continued: “Taking the side of a cable company? The only thing less popular would be if they passed a bill allowing traffic jams to call you during dinner to give you Gonorrhea.”
Earlier this week, the House of Representatives voted to repeal an Obama-era law that demanded ISPs have permission to share personal information, including location information. President Trump is expected to sign the order in the near future, according to BBC News.
Verizon, AT&T and Comcast argued that ISPs were being subject to stricter privacy laws than companies like Google or Facebook.
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