The town of South Pittsburg, Tenn., has just passed the best social media policy ever. At least, that’s what certain people have to say—because South Pittsburg has barred them from criticizing the town on social media.
The town of 3,000 people, just west of Chattanooga, passed a resolution on Dec. 9 that applies to anyone professionally connected to South Pittsburg—including employees, volunteers, and contractors—from “publicly discuss[ing] information about other employees and/or volunteers not approved for public communication” on social media, according to the official resolution. It also warns against writing anything on a personal Facebook (FB) page or on Twitter (TWTR) that might be considered defamatory or libelous. People “should have no expectation of privacy whatsoever,” the policy states. (more…)
Spokane County Sheriff Ozzie Knezovich is speaking out about a video posted to the Infowars website that has one of his deputies saying the department’s new military surplus MRAP is needed for dealing with Constitutionalists” among others who stockpile weapons and ammunition. (more…)
By John Vibes
According to a recent report, the US government spent at least four years financing underground hip-hop artists in Cuba, as a means of subverting the Cuban government.
Matt Herrick, spokesman for the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), the agency who ran the program, admitted to the accusations last week.
“It seemed like a good idea to support civil society. It’s not something we are embarrassed about in any way,” he said. (more…)
By Mike Adams
Note the day of December 16th, 2014. That day will mark a milestone in history because it was the first time a U.S. cinema chain censored the launch of a movie due to threats from hackers.
“Carmike Cinemas has canceled the nationwide Christmas Day release of Sony’s ‘The Interview,’ the first theater chain to do so on the day hackers threatened 9/11-like attacks on theaters that showed the movie,” reported The Wrap today. (more…)
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — As he drops new hints about his 2016 intentions, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush is appearing in South Carolina just weeks before a self-imposed deadline to decide whether he will run for president.
Bush is scheduled to give Monday’s commencement address at the University of South Carolina. It marks the Republican leader’s second visit in three months to the state that will host the 2016 presidential primary season’s first contest in the South. (more…)
By Rob Evans
Police asked a university to hand over a list of members of the public who were due to attend a public debate on its campus.
Canterbury Christ Church University, which had invited experts to debate the merits of fracking in an open forum, refused to hand over the list, and the police request has drawn sharp criticism, with one of the panellists branding it deplorable. (more…)