Comments on: You got a license for that keyboard? http://blogs.reuters.com/jackshafer/2011/09/27/you-got-a-license-for-that-keyboard/ Tue, 10 Feb 2015 19:54:39 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: Ralphooo http://blogs.reuters.com/jackshafer/2011/09/27/you-got-a-license-for-that-keyboard/#comment-101 Wed, 28 Sep 2011 20:01:08 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/jackshafer/?p=85#comment-101 Freedom of the press codes were created to protect ciizens against a government that would restrict the free expression of ideas. Today such protection from government control is still just as necessary, but mass electronic communication has created a new, related hazard: the ability of wealthy individuals and businesses to deliver such pervasive propaganda that the spread of contrary opinions is hampered.

Since large electronic communication companies now have more power to sway public opinion than any freely elected government can muster, the danger to citizens from runaway journalism is not insignificant. Owners such as Rupert Murdoch now pose a hazard to the free and effective dissemination of individual opinion. Technology has advanced, and today need protection from other powerful entities, not just from governments.

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By: M.C.McBride http://blogs.reuters.com/jackshafer/2011/09/27/you-got-a-license-for-that-keyboard/#comment-98 Wed, 28 Sep 2011 19:02:11 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/jackshafer/?p=85#comment-98 Government officials always want to regulate everything, but they don’t want to be regulated.

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