Let's state the obvious.The government has clashed with the public ever since the idea of government, or even leadership, began. Their policies, methods, goals... everything raises concerns with the public and opinion oppose each other. Sometimes these tensions increase to the boiling point, and physical expressions of opposition to the government occurs.
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But you think the riots happening now are bad? You think they are extreme and radicals protest too intensely? You better be thanking your lucky stars that the government does not release every piece of information they hold. They don't release it through their own press releases, but they also do not let journalists release certain things that only their publications have access to.
*Insert opinion here*I support this restriction 100%. Despite being a journalist who IS thoroughly committed to being the ears and eyes for the public and IS dedicated to providing the truth, I believe some pieces of information are meant to be kept within the security authorities of our nation.
Do others agree?One of the most publicized example of somebody who does not agree with my ideals is Edward Snowden. Snowden is an American computer professional who leaked confidential information and documents from the National Security Agency starting in June 2013. His actions have proved to be extremely controversial and extremely covered by the media.
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