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Because nothing would get to the truth more effectively than a government agency started because of a suggestion from Bill Clinton.
Bill Clinton doesn’t like all the misinformation and rumors floating on the Internet. And he thinks the United Nations or the U.S. government should create an agency to do something about it.
“It would be a legitimate thing to do,” Clinton said in an interview airing Friday on CNBC.
The agency, Clinton said, would “have to be totally transparent about where the money came from” and would have to be “independent” because “if it’s a government agency in a traditional sense, it would have no credibility whatever, particularly with a lot of the people who are most active on the internet.”
“Let’s 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,” Clinton said.
How about we test the concept first by creating a government agency charged with keeping politicians’ pants up?
One reason I’m against Clinton’s idea is that if all lies are kept off the Internet, how will kids learn about the 41st President of the United States?