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Is there any circumstance in which the government should be a gate-keeper of information? What are the benefits of holding back information vs. letting information flow freely?

FTA: "In a recent commencement address, President Obama declared that "information becomes a distraction, a diversion" which puts "pressure on our country and on our democracy." Technological innovations - including the Internet - produces a "24/7 media environment that bombards us with all kinds of arguments, some of which don’t always rank that high on the truth meter." He added that "with so many voices clamoring for attention on blogs, and on cable, on talk radio, it can be difficult, at times, to sift through it all - to know what to believe, to figure out who’s telling the truth and who’s not." Hillary Clinton expressed similar concerns a few years ago when she suggested that a "gatekeeper" be created for the Internet, to prevent just anyone from putting their opinions out into the public." Should the government ever limit information and, if so, which information and why?

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Original posting by Braincrave Second Life staff on Jun 19, 2010 at http://www.braincrave.com/viewblog.php?id=235

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