In last night’s Republican debate, Donald Trump advocated “infiltrating the Internet” to assist in the battle against ISIS. Trump first made the suggestion to restrict parts of the Internet last Monday, when he first announced his policy to ban Muslims entering the U.S at a rally in South Carolina. Last night he acknowledged again that he would be open to “closing” down parts of the Internet in order to help eliminate the recruitment efforts of the Islamic State. Boos erupted from the audience and Trump appeared to be surprised by the reaction.
It’s a major recruitment tool but is Trump a tool for asking us to give up our privacy?