Many Americans, such as myself, rightfully believe the government will abuse any power given to it in an unending quest to turn citizens into subjects. The recent so called Patriot Act in the US is a prime example of this.Why would i want government to start hindering speech based upon what they like or do not like ? Maybe i am not thinking hard enough but why would sites like kiwi be on top of the list for something that a party that was defamed can already sue for ? The only thing that has changed is the punishment that the government can give to the defamer other than that the rules of defamation are still the same.
If someone from sites like ours went ahead and started defaming someone or our whole site was defaming someone we could already be sued i don't see how changing the punishment lead to giving government the power to also change about what is and is not considered defamation.
But i am open to see my flaws since i am not even american so i already don't have first amendment right like you guys have so maybe i don't see a part of law that you guys actually do see or realize.