Obama Calls for ‘Truthiness Tests’ for Media Companies

President Barack Obama floated the notion of a test for media organizations, griping about the wide-spread existence of alternative media available in America.

He was critical of the current Wild West online environment where people could say anything on social media or on news websites.

“We are going to have to rebuild within this wild-wild-west-of-information flow some sort of curating function that people agree to,” he said.

Full article: Obama Calls for ‘Truthiness Tests’ for Media Companies – Breitbart

Basically, he wants anything written to be pre-approved by the government. Sorry, Barry. The Constitution says it doesn’t work that way. Or is that why you decided to give control of the internet to the UN? So the Constitution could no longer stand in the way on the internet for Americans?

Look, there is a lot of weird crap and outright BS on the internet, we all know that. And we all know we should be double checking anything we read online. I’m not fan of satire news sites, and I don’t like media outlets such as InfoWars. But I’d fight tooth and nail if the government came in and told InfoWars they couldn’t function anymore because what they write displeases the government.

Freedom of the press is there to ensure that information that someone wants to put out there can be put out there. That includes conspiracy theories, because as much as I don’t like them, people truly believe some of them are the truth. And it has happened in the past that they were right. Allowing multiple sides of any story to be reported on allows the people to come to their conclusions, something else you all know I am a fan of.

But an informed populace does not bode well for the government or those who do not have the best interest of the people in mind. So there you go.

And you can bet Hillary is nodding right along with this idea.



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