August 29, 2012

President Obama takes questions on Reddit AMA, talks internet freedom

By Rae Hodge–

In an unexpected use of social media, President Obama made an unprecedented appearance on at 4:30 p.m. on August 29 to answer questions from the public in a Reddit AMA.

Obama responded to a number of Reddit users on a wide variety of current campaign issues and policy questions. Particular to the appearance itself, Reddit users expressed concern over legislation concerning Internet Freedom and access to the internet.

“We know how Republicans feel abut protecting Internet Freedom,” asked one user, “Is Internet Freedom an issue you’d push to add to the Democratic Party’s 2012 platform?”

Obama responded “Internet freedom is something I know you all care passionately about; I do too. We will fight hard to make sure that the internet remains the open forum for everybody – from those who are expressing an idea to those to want to start a business. And although their will be occasional disagreements on the details of various legislative proposals, I won’t stray from that principle – and it will be reflected in the platform.”

The Louisville Cardinal will continue to cover this story as more information becomes available.

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