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[liberationtech] White House Comment Line shut down!

Shelley shelley at misanthropia.info
Fri Jan 27 16:33:53 PST 2017


On January 27, 2017 4:13:41 PM José María Mateos <chema at rinzewind.org> wrote:

> On Fri, Jan 27, 2017 at 03:14:06PM -0800, Yosem Companys wrote:
> >The White House comment line ( 202-456-1111 <(202)%20456-1111> ) has
> >been shut down. It is worth calling just to hear the message telling
> >people to go away and send their comments via Fb messenger!
>
> A number of outlets are reporting this (example:
> https://boingboing.net/2017/01/27/the-white-house-closed-its-pub.html).
> I find it quite outrageous, in many levels (so now you need an account
> at a private company in order to communicate with a public official
> --supposing these messages are ever even read/heard). Not the most
> important thing going on in recent days, but still...
>
> JMM.
>
> --


There are those of us who do not have a Facebook account and will not make 
one for this (or anyway other) purpose.  However, I cannot say I am 
surprised that this administration would do this.

-Shelley





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