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More Obama Administration First Amendment Goodness: TSA to block “controversial opinion” websites to employees

So who decides what “controversial opinion” means?

The Transportation Security Administration has taken a bold step forward in securing commercial air, sea, and ground transportation, thanks to a renewed focus on technology.  Are they using state-of-the-art scanners?  Perhaps, but that’s not their focus these days.  Instead, they’re busy protecting their employees from, er, controversial opinions:

The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) is blocking certain websites from the federal agency’s computers, including halting access by staffers to any Internet pages that contain a “controversial opinion,” according to an internal email obtained by CBS News.

The email was sent to all TSA employees from the Office of Information Technology on Friday afternoon.

It states that as of July 1, TSA employees will no longer be allowed to access five categories of websites that have been deemed “inappropriate for government access.”

What will TSA block?  A few of these make sense, but as for others, well …

  • Chat/Messaging
  • Controversial opinion
  • Criminal activity
  • Extreme violence (including cartoon violence) and gruesome content
  • Gaming

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