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Homeland Security creating database to track journalists, bloggers, etc.
Plan initiated due to so-called “fake news” impact on elections

Homeland Security Sec. Kirstjen Nielsen,
White House Press Briefing, April 4, 2018.
Photo credit: Nicholas Kamm/AFP/Getty Images

– Editor’s note:
George Orwell’s landmark book 1984 provides guidance on what happens when government goes down this primrose lane, and this is not a pretty picture folks, i.e. Nazi Germany, the Soviet Union, China, North Korea, Cuba, etc.

What WILL the government do with the compiled data, for if they attempt to censor or inhibit journalists, bloggers and “media influencers,” this country is going to have a Constitutional crisis when the first Amendment will be violated?!

“Now would be the perfect time to call your local and congressional representatives to let them know how much you value a free press and the freedom of speech,” quoting Michelle Fabio, Contributor, Forbes.

This is also pertinent:
“Facebook Is Tracking Me Even Though I’m Not on Facebook”

By Daniel Kahn Gillmor, Senior Staff Technologist, ACLU Speech, Privacy, and Technology Project.
Read more

– “Homeland Security database would track journalists, ‘media influencers’: report”
“The Department of Homeland Security is seeking contractors for the creation of a database that would monitor news outlets around the world and collect information on journalists, bloggers and “media influencers.”

The plan comes amid concerns of so-called “fake news” and its effect on U.S. elections, the Chicago Sun-Times reported,” by Bradford Betz, FOX News.
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– Department Of Homeland Security Compiling Database Of Journalists And ‘Media Influencers’
“Anyone else just pull their blanket up over them a little more tightly? Just me?”

“The real question, of course, is what the government plans to do with the information it compiles, and there’s been no comment on that beyond what is in the posting, which, by the way, has interest from at least seven companies.”

If you think the idea of the U.S. government’s compiling and monitoring a list of media professionals and “top media influencers” is a potential threat to democracy, now would be the perfect time to call your local and congressional representatives to let them know how much you value a free press and the freedom of speech, just in case they’ve forgotten.”

“Sleep tight, kids!” by Michelle Fabio, Contributor, Forbes.
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Posted by Steve on April 8, 2018 at 12:01 am | Permalink

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