Monday, May 24, 2010

Think Big Brother doesn't exist?

Look no farther than the Canadian government for proof.

From CBC:

The next time you post an opinion in an online forum or a Facebook group message board, don't be surprised if you get a rebuttal from a federal employee.

The government is looking for ways to monitor online chatter about political issues and correct what it perceives as misinformation.

The project started out as an attempt to refute misinformation on the net coming from anti-seal hunt activists. A noble idea, but one that doesn't sit well with anyone who likes their civil freedoms.

I personally feel that any time the government comes down from on high to "correct" us on subjects, we take one more step towards a regime that starts charging us for what we think. How long until Harper gets some federal employee to log on to Facebook to correct the record, "there is no Liberal Party! It's a revolutionary, rabid socialist atheistic cult!", in all its contradictory glory.

OK, I might be exaggerating. But, Harper doesn't like the Liberals - you don't have to go far out on a limb to picture "Liberal correction camps." He'll come for you next Dippers.

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