Enlarge / Rep. Jim Sensenbrenner (R-Wis.). (credit: Getty Images | Chip Somodevilla)
A Republican lawmaker who voted to eliminate Internet privacy rules said, “Nobody’s got to use the Internet” when asked why ISPs should be able to use and share their customers’ Web browsing history for advertising purposes.
US Rep. Jim Sensenbrenner (R-Wis.) was hosting a town hall meeting when a constituent asked about the decision to eliminate privacy rules.

The person in the audience was disputing the Republican argument that ISPs shouldn’t face stricter requirements than websites such as Facebook.
“Facebook is not comparable to an ISP.
I do not have to go on Facebook,” the town hall meeting attendee said.

But when it comes to Internet service providers, the person said, “I have one choice.
I don’t have to go on Google. My ISP provider is different than those providers.”
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