posted on Dec, 16 2012 @ 05:23 PM
I happened to turn it over to CNN and they were talking about this. As a journalist, when i first heard it, i too was WTF, what exactly do they plan
on doing, and what *can* they legally do? Not a whole lot without infringing on certain basic rights of free speech, unless, god help us, they can get
the courts to redefine what is acceptable speech.
There was also a law professor from Harvard, or somewhere else (i forget exactly), who basically said the same thing: Unless these people are
purposefully spreading misinformation to impede the investigation, intentionally trying to cause panic or unrest, inciting violence, threatening to do
something similar, or perhaps even using the identity of someone else to spread this (mis)information, there is not whole lot they *can* do,
Then again, we do not know what exactly they are talking about, what information or misinformation, where it is being posted, for what purpose, etc.
On our part, it's purely speculation, but i do actually have pretty strong faith in the courts regarding free speech, but this incident *could* begin
a slow shift in what is permitted and acceptable speech.
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