President Obama is seeking to censor non-mainstream media news sites, although he insists it's not censorship.
According to Breitbart, whose success is likely making them one of Obama's personal targets, the president said in a speech on Thursday that, “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 continued, “There has to be, I think, some sort of way in which we can sort through information that passes some basic truthiness tests and those that we have to discard, because they just don’t have any basis in anything that’s actually happening in the world. That is hard to do, but I think it’s going to be necessary; it’s going to be possible.”
One of his particular laments was the number of sites debunking man-made climate change.
Obama added, “The answer is obviously not censorship, but it’s creating places where people can say ‘this is reliable’ and I’m still able to argue safely about facts and what we should do about it.”
The president did not appear to give details on who would be in charge of "curating" and if mainstream media sources like CNN, NBC, the New York Times, and the Washington Post would make the "truthiness" cut and be labeled as "reliable."
In another speech today, Obama attacked conservative media again. And, eerily, Google just launched a new "fact check" feature for news stories in search results so they can tell you what to believe and not believe.
What do you think of this?