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[liberationtech] White House Comment Line shut down!
shelley at misanthropia.info
Fri Jan 27 16:54:24 PST 2017
One other note: when using the WH web comment form, it requires a phone
number to be entered before allowing the comment submission to proceed.
All zeroes worked, but I think putting in their useless comment line number
would be even better. It only occurred to me after I'd already done it.
On January 27, 2017 4:34:43 PM Shelley <shelley at misanthropia.info> wrote:
> 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.
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