CYBERATTACK IS A WAR ON OUR CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHT TO FREE EXPRESSION

April Freeman for Congress

December 22, 2014

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

CYBERATTACK IS A WAR ON OUR CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHT TO FREE EXPRESSION.

(Fort Myers, Florida) – Today, Southwest Florida Congressional Candidate April Freeman released these statements regarding the resent cyberattack on Sony Pictures and the subsequent release date cancellation for the satirical film 'The Interview' and North Korea.

Freeman said, “North Korea is continuing to deny their involvement even in light of what appears to be overwhelming evidence uncovered by the FBI. They're now offering a joint investigation and threatening "serious consequences" if the U.S. rejects their offer. It's simple, all these threats were and are being made with malice and the intention to cause significant harm to U.S. business and to threaten our Constitutional Right to free expression, outlined in the 1st Amendment. The attack is a war on our social prosperity and undermines economic interests."

"I agreed with the President when he called the release date cancellation "a mistake" and "self-censorship out of fear is not who we are," explains Freeman. "It concerned me when the President promised an action of "proportional response" and "in a place and manner that we choose."

Freeman concludes, "The cyberattack reaffirms that this kind of threat poses danger to our national security. We need to implement strategy and policies that respond to these threats with measured response. With the technology we have, I'm disappointed we don't already have protocol in place."

April Freeman is a community leader and business owner who worked in the political field, and film industry before launching her candidacy for U.S. Congress. April has received a number of endorsements from labor, environmental, human rights, equality and women's rights organizations. She lives in Cape Coral with her husband David and they have two daughters.

 

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