Freedom of Journalism · Freedom of Speech · Freedom of the Press · Information operations · Information Warfare

Americans may appreciate knowing when a news story is suspect, but more than a third will share that story anyway


What I find most disturbing about this story is the not-so-professional attitude of a CNN reporter, Hadas Gold, at the very end of the article.  In her tweet she says: What I find fascinating about the several meet-ups social media has had w/ conservatives, is the feeling that there’s an inherent need for these platforms… Continue reading Americans may appreciate knowing when a news story is suspect, but more than a third will share that story anyway

Freedom of Speech

Event: Doublespeak 101: “Free Speech Zones” and the Threat to Free Speech on Campus


July 25, 2017  Doublespeak 101: “Free Speech Zones” and the Threat to Free Speech on Campus Free speech is in peril on college campuses, and so-called “free speech zones” are anything but areas that allow for free expression. Tuesday, July 25, 2017 10:30 am – 11:30 am Live Streamed Add to Calendar + The Heritage… Continue reading Event: Doublespeak 101: “Free Speech Zones” and the Threat to Free Speech on Campus

First Amendment · Free Press · Freedom of Journalism · Freedom of Speech · Freedom of the Press · Information operations · Journalism

Repeal the First Amendment


The title above, I believe, is meant only to deliver a shock.  It succeeded, and the accompanying comment opened my eyes to how much our country’s values have been deteriorated by this President and his administration. The below comment in USA Today is facetious, I believe. It is an indictment on the present sad state of… Continue reading Repeal the First Amendment

China · Freedom of Journalism · Freedom of Speech · Freedom of the Press · Human Rights · Information operations · Information Warfare

China Declares Miss World Canada Persona Non Grata, TBT


The below article and the accompanying video are compelling evidence that China seeks to not only protect their image in China, but China also seeks to suppress evidence diminishing China’s reputation in any way. Every nation has the right to promote its image. No nation, however, has the right to suppress negative articles, no matter… Continue reading China Declares Miss World Canada Persona Non Grata, TBT

Censorship · First Amendment · Freedom of Speech

Censorship in US implied in Social Media


The United States has a lot of pride in the First Amendment of the United States Constitution, which guarantees Freedom of Speech.  The US has spent billions of dollars attempting to provide freedom of speech to other countries where their citizens’ rights to open information are oppressed. The Washington Post ran a blog piece by… Continue reading Censorship in US implied in Social Media

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Social Media: Lightning Storm


When Social Media first emerged into the mainstream, many in industry and government restricted their employees from participating.   In many meetings I heard seniors exclaim: ‘Sure they will reveal proprietary information’.  ‘Surely they will reveal classified or sensitive information’.  ‘Surely they will reveal troop movements’.  ‘Surely they will…’ I worked for one company who wanted… Continue reading Social Media: Lightning Storm

China · Cuba · cyber security · Cyber warfare · Cybercrime · Cybersecurity · cyberwar · First Amendment · Freedom of Speech · Information operations · North Korea · Russia · social media · Strategic Communication

Power to the People!


Free speech is a right recognized in the United States but is under attack by Russia and China. The language in a recent joint UN proposal by Russia and China (and others) allows for the suppression of free speech and denied internet access to dissenting opinions.