Monday, October 27, 2014

Paging Mr. Orwell

Tweet Readers

“If you take to Twitter to express your views on a hot-button issue, does the government have an interest in deciding whether you are spreading ‘misinformation’? If you tweet your support for a candidate in the November elections, should taxpayer money be used to monitor your speech and evaluate your ‘partisanship’? My guess is that most Americans would answer those questions with a resounding no. But the federal government seems to disagree.” 

—Ajit Pai, member, Federal Communication Commission, “The government wants to study ‘social pollution’ on Twitter,” The Washington Post, Oct. 17, 2014 

Editorial Comment: Tweeting for Truth.

PeezPix by Ted Pease 


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