It is not surprising that the President made the following statement last weekend at the Hampton University Commencement. The internet media is a wealth of information and any restriction of the flow of information must be prevented:
And meanwhile, you’re coming of age in a 24/7 media environment that bombards us with all kinds of content and exposes us to all kinds of arguments, some of which don’t always rank that high on the truth meter. And with iPods and iPads; and Xboxes and PlayStations — none of which I know how to work — (laughter) — information becomes a distraction, a diversion, a form of entertainment, rather than a tool of empowerment, rather than the means of emancipation. So all of this is not only putting pressure on you; it’s putting new pressure on our country and on our democracy.
It must be noted that the Washington administration has made ample use of the internet to get their information out. So, is the President implying certain information should be eliminated?
The only pressure I see caused by all the information on the internet is toward the politicians, that their actions have been noted and elections are coming up!