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August 25, 2011

Free Speech 'Authority' Levels Baseless Charge


The Los Angeles Times' entertainment writer James Rainey may have thought he found a good source with serious academic credentials when he quoted Professor David N. Lowry last week:

"Nations such as Libya, Israel, Iran and China are known to limit or ban social media during times of crisis," wrote professor David N. Lowry.

The professor failed to respond to CAMERA's request to substantiate his unfounded charge that Israel limits or bans social media in times of crisis. There's nothing entertaining about journalists giving a stage to academics who use their titles to spread baseless misinformation.

Posted by TS at August 25, 2011 03:53 PM


To say that Israel is "known to limit or ban social media during times of crisis" is an outrage.
Mr. Lowry should retract this statement; not doing so just detracts from his credibility in the future.

Posted by: Ted Eisenberg at August 26, 2011 08:41 AM

And what about Mr. Rainey for publishing such lies? Had he bothered to check, he would have known this was not true! But then, why bother when it's only Israel, right!?

Posted by: brynababy at September 1, 2011 04:05 AM

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