Blocking social media: The new model for controlling “public unrest”

posted by
June 12, 2014
Heartland Institute
by John Engle  
Posted in Commentary, LAND Commentary

"Governments almost always like to expand their powers over speech, particularly when that speech is damaging to the governments’ credibility. The freedom of speech is a critical right in all free societies precisely because it is the ultimate means ordinary citizens have to challenge the powers that be, to express dissent, and to organize with like-minded people dissatisfied with the way government is running. The internet has been the most powerful and valuable tool in the expansion of individuals’ power over their governments. The state quakes at the raw people-power that services like Twitter provides." (06/11/14)  

Tags: ,

Our Sponsors