Media Law Prof Blog

Editor: Christine A. Corcos
Louisiana State Univ.

Friday, April 6, 2018

DHS Seeks To Monitor Media, Plans To Set Up a Database To Do So

Bloomberg News reports that the Department of Homeland Security wants to set up a database to track journalists, bloggers, and other members of the media to identify, among other things, their coverage and "sentiment" toward the agency. Several companies have already indicated interest in the contract. Seems like an interesting development given some recent political attacks on the press and suggestions that journalists ought to be licensed.

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