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Report: Government Spying Causing Self-Censorship, Privacy Fears Among US Writers

WASHINGTON (CBS DC) – In the wake of revelations about intrusive government surveillance, many American authors are worrying about the freedom of the press and some simply are avoiding controversial topics.

A new report from the PEN Center and the FDR Group entitled “Chilling Effects: NSA Surveillance Drives U.S. Writers to Self-Censor” finds that 85 percent of surveyed writers are worried about government surveillance of Americans, and nearly three-quarters (73 percent) “have never been as worried about privacy rights and freedom of the press as they are today.”

http://washington.cbslocal.com/2013/11/12/report-government-...



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Government spying has

made regular folks self-censor too, and it makes me very sad for this country.

When a true genius appears in the world, you may know him by this sign: that the dunces are all in confederacy against him. ~J. Swift

This is exactly why I've been holding back so much

lately.

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