A few days later, during the fifth Republican debate, Trump answered Wolf Blitzer's question about closing parts of the internet, "I would certainly be open to closing areas where we are at war with somebody," Trump said. "I sure as hell don't want to let people that want to kill us and kill our nation use our Internet. Yes sir, I am."
The crowd applauded.
After Rand Paul pushed back, calling that stance unconstitutional, Trump said, "I'm not talking about closing the internet. I'm talking about closing parts of the internet where ISIS is."
Trump has also criticized net neutrality. On November 12, 2014, he tweeted, "Obama's attack on the internet is another top down power grab. Net neutrality is the Fairness Doctrine. Will target conservative media."
It's somewhat unclear what he meant, because the Fairness Doctrine, which was an FCC policy eliminated in 1987, doesn't have to do with net neutrality, which is a principle that says internet service providers should give all people equal access, without favoring or blocking websites.
The Obama administration advocated for a free and open internet, but president-elect Trump's FCC landing team is comprised of three people - Roslyn Layton, Jeffrey Eisenach and Mark Jamison - who have all criticized net neutrality.
It's no wonder Kahle is concerned. Having a copy located on servers in Canada would make it difficult, if not impossible, to remove content or to spy on user activity.
Kahle said that the new archive will cost millions and made a request for donations.
"Help ensure the Internet Archive lasts forever," he wrote. "I promise you - It will be money well spent."