Senator Joe Lieberman, who unfortunately hasn’t left office yet, is requesting that Google implement a feature to flag material as “terrst” material following the revelation that the so-called “lone wolf” NYC terror suspect was running a jihadist blog.
When he wasn’t smoking pot with the New York Police Department’s confidential informant or trying to manually cut off the tip of his penis, “lone wolf” terror suspect Jose Pimentel was running a jihadist website on Google’s Blogger platform.
Now Sen. Joe Lieberman (I-CT) wants Google to implement a policy explicitly banning terrorist material on their Blogger servers and set up a YouTube-style “flag” system to bring such material to Google’s attention.
TPM obtained a letter sent by Lieberman, chair of the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs, to Google CEO Larry Page on Tuesday calling for him to make some changes to their policy.
The room for abuse in such a system, where you can flag web content for terrorism, is mind-boggling. Almost as mind-boggling as the idea of voting for Joe Lieberman.
On the bright side however, Fox News could finally be properly labeled.
What could go wrong?