The issue of the ‘Free media’ is spoken of a lot these days. Debate rages around what constitutes Free Speech. Who exactly determines what is and isn’t appropriate? Mark Zuckerberg appears to believe that he should decide, others feel differently.
As the citizenry rely on the media for their information, the sources of that data become of paramount importance. If a state, corrupt or otherwise, begins to exert greater control over what is disseminated, then is that a form of censorship? Where are the lines to be drawn between what is acceptable and what is not?
This is a critical battle that is raging around us at the minute like never before. The stakes are also higher than they have ever been. The following report looks at the role the US Feds play in corralling information for their subjects.