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New Chief Lawyer Of Facebook Assisted In Writing The Patriot Act

A Trump appointee who worked under President Bush in the Justice Department, Jennifer Newstead, will soon be taking over as Facebook’s general counsel. The social media behemoth declared to the media in an interview. Newstead will replace Colin Stretch, who declared plans to retire in 2018.

“Jennifer is a seasoned director whose worldwide experience and perspective will assist us fulfill our dream,” said Sheryl Sandberg to the media in an interview.

But many are already concerned by history legislating and lobbying by Newstead for more influential electronic surveillance. As media points out, a 2002 press release by Justice Department defines her as “assisting craft” the legislation. John Yoo, notorious Bush management lawyer, defined her as the “day-to-day director in Congress for the Patriot Act” in his 2006 journal.

Issued after the 9/11 attacks, the Patriot Act greatly extended the scope of the surveillance powers by government, allowing new methods such as supposed “sneak-and-peek” warrants and roving wiretaps.

Speaking of Facebook, extremist violence has one more time prompted Sri Lanka to stop the progress of social media in the nation. The management has issued a “provisional” ban on social networks, comprising WhatsApp, Facebook, and Viber, after a string of actually coordinated bombings that aimed at hotels and churches, killing more than 200 individuals. Secretary to Sri Lanka’s President, Udaya Seneviratne, described this as an effort to “stop wrong and incorrect information” from distributing in the wake of the terrorist assaults.

The nation is not alone in stopping social network employment, joining the likes of the Democratic Republic of Iran, Congo, and Turkey. While the bans in Sri Lanka are temporary and ostensibly targeted at stopping already chaotic scenes from getting worse, they share a mutual effect of stopping all online speech, not just misinformation and extremists, until the ban is removed.

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