TSA withdraws ‘controversial opinion’ restriction on web use 

A new policy blocking access of Transportation Security Administration employees from websites with “controversial opinion” content has been withdrawn, a spokesman tells The Examiner:

I wanted to let you know that after further review, TSA determined the “controversial opinion” category may contain some sites that do not violate TSA’s policy and therefore has concluded that the category is no longer being considered for implementation.  Our intent is not, and never has been, to limit our employees’ ability to access or share “controversial opinions.”

The government agency had circulated the new policy, first reported by CBS news, to restrict employee Internet use. It would have blocked “controversial opinion” content as well as other categories, including message boards and chat sites, gaming sites, sites depicting gruesome violence, and sites involved in criminal activity.

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David Freddoso came to the Washington Examiner in June 2009, after serving for nearly two years as a Capitol Hill-based staff reporter for National Review Online. Before writing his New York Times bestselling book, The Case Against Barack Obama, he spent three years assisting Robert Novak, the legendary Washington... more
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