“Fake news” isn’t being talked about just in the U.S.:
UK Prime Minister Theresa May is launching a "National Security Communications Unit" to combat fake news. https://t.co/kQWRcoOP4e
— Axios (@axios) January 24, 2018
CNN’s chief national security correspondent Jim Sciutto thinks the U.S. government is behind the curve on that issue:
Europe is WAY ahead of the US on this – a concerted effort from UK, to Italy, France and Eastern Europe. https://t.co/POyK4XymdH
— Jim Sciutto (@jimsciutto) January 24, 2018
Really? Be careful what you ask for:
— Ready for the New Year (@Rschrim) January 24, 2018
Think it through, mainstream media!
Europe's always way ahead of us with censorship and the marginalization of people and ideas that threaten the ruling class. https://t.co/kXG9TxYRwk
— Instapundit.com (@instapundit) January 24, 2018
In other words, according to some, that’d be awesome!
Because we're not in favor of Fascist policing of speech, and our 1st Amendment would prohibit most of it.
— Lee Doren (@LDoren) January 24, 2018
Reporter, and former Obama appointee, is all for censorship.
— Carl Gottlieb (@c_cgottlieb) January 24, 2018
So you want Big Brother overlooking your work? Good to know.
— Sebastian Stones (@Allout1) January 24, 2018
That's probably because we believe in something called "freedom of speech" https://t.co/XAEsxV8ktj
— Alex Lederer™ (@Kevin_Fed16) January 24, 2018
— Michael pratschner (@mpratschner) January 24, 2018
— Joe (@JoeC1776) January 24, 2018
So you're saying we need a government program to weed out fake news.
OK, bye bye CNN. https://t.co/WOTgcXKNjV
— JWF (@JammieWF) January 24, 2018
In that case, a government official, President Trump, already calls CNN “fake news” on a regular basis. So in a way, Sciutto has what he wants.