Vast majority of Americans reject mass surveillance to thwart terrorist attacks


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Originally published at: http://boingboing.net/2017/04/06/no-step-on-snek.html


#2

Aren’t these all “Have you stopped beating your wife?” questions?

[Genuinely interested in the results of a poll on "Do you believe giving up privacy of X would help the US combat domestic terrorism.]


#3

When asked if they supported a law requiring toilets to be installed on the front porch, as a means of fighting terrorism, fully 93% said no.


#4

Interesting that they don’t ask about giving up privacy of snail mail.


#5

I’d like to see a simultaneous poll that asks if people believe that someone else should give up these privacies in order to help foil terrorist plots.


#6

Of course not—they all think the government should be monitoring someone ELSE’s internet activity to combat terrorism.


#7

And yet, somehow, people keep electing politicians from both parties who keep pushing for this, and we can’t get a major-party presidential nominee who’s not completely in favor of the surveillance state.


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