Na Mecha ea litaba ea sechaba e sirelelitsoe tlasa puo ea mahala le boralitaba ba mahala?

This may be one of the most frightening events that's threatened free speech and the free press in this country. The Senate has passed a molao oa thebe ea litaba boqolotsi ba litaba bo hlalositsoeng le moo sehlopha se le seng feela se sirelelitsoeng sa moqolotsi oa litaba ke ba amehang ho mesebetsi e molaong ea ho bokella litaba.

Ho tloha ponong ea maoto a 10,000, sekoloto se bonahala e le mohopolo o motle. LA Times e bile ea e bitsa "Bill ea ho sireletsa baqolotsi ba litaba". Bothata ke puo ea mantlha e lumellang mmuso ho hlalosa hore na a moqolotsi oa litaba ke mang, a moqolotsi oa litaba ke, kapa eng pokello ea litaba e molaong e leng sona.

Here's my take. Citizen journalism is applying insurmountable pressure on our government that's exposing a ton of issues. Of course there's bi-partisan support to redefine and narrow the scope of who or what a journalism is. Anyone threatening to expose government problems may lose their protections of the press under our Constitution. All politicians would love that… it means they could apply government forces to threaten and intimidate those they disagree with.

Hore na u lumellana le Edward Snowden or not, the information he released informed the public and caused outrage of the programs where the NSA was spying on us. This bill doesn't impact the legalities of what Snowden did. Frighteningly, it could impact whether or not the journalist who released it was legitimate, though, had he been an American citizen. Was releasing classified materials pokello ea litaba e molaong?

Pakeng tsa 1972 le 1976, Bob Woodward le Carl Bernstein ba hlahile e le baqolotsi ba litaba ba tummeng ba Amerika mme ba tsejoa ka ho sa feleng e le baqolotsi ba litaba ba ileng ba roba Watergate, pale e kholo ka ho fetisisa lipolotiking tsa Amerika. Boholo ba tlhaiso-leseling eo ba e filoeng e ile ea phethoa ka mophatlalatsi ka har'a White House. E ne ele seo pokello ea litaba e molaong?

Perhaps Republicans in power could state that MSNBC is not legitimate. Perhaps Democrats in power could state Fox News isn't legitimate. What if one journalist exposes a huge government scandal through ka tlase ho pokello ea litaba e molaong? Na a ka lahleloa teronkong mme mahlabisa-lihlong a patoa? Tsena ke mathata feela ka har'a media oa setso. Ho mpefala ha o nahana ka Marang-rang le hore na ho ngola sengoloa ho Wiki ho sirelelitsoe (o kanna oa se khetholloe e le blogger kapa moqolotsi oa litaba).

What about when you start a Facebook page to oppose or support a topic. You spend a ton of time curating information the internet, sharing it on your Facebook page, growing an audience and building a community. Are you a journalist? Is your Facebook page protected? Did you gather the information you shared legitimately? Or… could you get sued by the opposition, the community shut down, and even get locked up because you're not protected under the Government's tlhaloso.

Ka litaba tsa sechaba le webosaete ea dijithale, hoo e batlang e le motho e mong le e mong ea nkang karolo o bokella le ho arolelana litaba. Kaofela re lokela ho sireletsoa.

Morao koana ha ho ne ho ngoloa Molao oa Motheo, motho ofe kapa ofe ea tloaelehileng seterateng ea neng a ka alima kapa ho reka mochini oa khatiso e ne e le moqolotsi oa litaba. If you go back and review some of the single page papers that were printed back then, they were atrocious. Politicians were smeared with absolute lies to misrepresent them to the public in order to bury their political aspirations. Being a journalist didn't require a degree… you didn't even have to spell or use proper grammar! And news organizations didn't appear until decades later as newspapers began to buy up the smaller circulations. This led to the news media moguls we have today.

Baqolotsi ba litaba ba pele e ne e le baahi feela ba tsebisang batho litaba. Ho bile le zero ho nepahala ba lebisitse ho mang, ba fumane boitsebiso boo joang, kapa ba bo phatlalalitse kae. Mme leha ho le joalo… baetapele ba rona ba naha ea habo rona… bao hangata e neng e le liphofu tsa litlhaselo tsena… ba ile ba khetha ho sireletsa litokelo tsa puo e lokolohileng le boralitaba. Ba ikhethile, ka boomo, eseng ho hlalosa hore na boralitaba ke eng, litaba li bokelloa joang, kapa ke mang.

Ke lumellana ka botlalo Matt Drudge on this, who's Tlaleho ea Drudge probably wouldn't be protected under this bill. This is a scary bill that borders on fascism, if not opening the door for it.

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    Doug - ke lihlooho feela, ke ne ke na le bothata ba ho sebelisa katoloso ea ka ea buffer (e ne e sa fumane URL) mme ke ne ke sitoa ho sebelisa Google+ bareng ea hau ea likarolo hobane e ne e le "tlase" leqephe mme ke ne ke sa khone ho bala . Ho phatloha ho ba monate.

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