Thursday, December 8, 2016

Democrats Abandon Free Speech

Hilary Clinton on Thursday decried the spread of fake news online, calling it an “epidemic” that Congress should take action against.
“The epidemic of malicious fake news and false propaganda that flooded social media over the past year — it’s now clear the so-called fake news can have real-world consequences,” Clinton said during a speech on Capitol Hill.
Some Democrats have argued the spread of anti-Clinton fake news online contributed to her electoral loss to Donald Trump.
The issue has received renewed attention this week after a gunman entered a pizzeria in Washington that was at the center of a false viral conspiracy theory that alleged it was home to a pedophilia ring operated by Clinton and her inner circle.
Not sure what she means.  Discussion of Benghazi, or her rapist husband?  If she's upset about rumors on social media, perhaps she'll take action against how most of her younger voters get misinformed?  Regardless, any form of expression that isn't libelous, slanderous, or treasonous is protected by the First Amendment, including burning Old Glory.  Lies are largely a matter of opinion in the political sphere.

2 comments:

Fidel said...

Her attempts to join the Marine Corps

Her being fired upon in Sarajevo

Being named after Sir Edmund Hillary...even though she was hatched 2 years before he climbed Everest

Whitewater

White House Travel Office

et cet...

James Gibson said...

She has a problem with false stories against her alone on facebook, but all the stories against Trump were true. In the same regard, John Kerry had a link on his 2004 website for the Daily Koz which is filled with nothing more then lies and slanders against republicans.