Stop State Department Censorship of Students!
Dear President Obama,
Recently, the Huffington Post reported that on at least two college campuses, Colombia University and Georgetown University, the Offices of Career Services’ have warned students not to talk about the Wikileaks documents on social media sites like Facebook and Twitter.
In a free and open democracy, it is important for students to discuss recent political events, even if it is embarrassing to one’s own government. Any attempt by the State Department to publicly or secretly suppress students from talking about information that is already out in the public domain amounts to government censorship.
Therefore, as former students, current students, and professors, we call on you to denounce any attempts by the State Department, or any other government office, to censor students.
Dean Walker – Ellis University student