Posted by Christopher Johnson | Saturday, May 14th, 2011 | Uncategorized | 12 Comments
If Bill Clinton had his way, there would be an Internet agency created by the U.S. government or United Nations to debunk malicious rumors that originate and spread online.
“I think it would be a legitimate thing to do,” Clinton told CNBC in an interview that aired Friday. He was interviewed alongside Mati Kochavi, a cybersecurity entrepreneur.
“Let’s just say the U.S. did it. It would have to be an independent federal agency that no president could countermand or anything else because people wouldn’t think you were just censoring the news and giving a different falsehood out,” he said.
The former president may be interested to know that there is an independent structure already in place for combatting false Internet rumors. It’s called the Internet.