LA Times and other U.S. news sites banned in Europe. What’s next?

May 25, 2018, Fairfax, Va.—Americans for Limited Government President Rick Manning today issued the following statement in response to new European measures, the General Data Protection Regulation, that have resulted in the LA Times and other U.S. news outlets being banned from being viewed by Europeans:

“News that The LA Times and other U.S. news outlets have been blocked from Internet distribution in Europe is shocking and reminds us why Americans invested in Radio Free Europe and other outlets. Of course Radio Free Europe was designed to penetrate the Iron Curtain to give hope to those living under Soviet oppression. It is inconceivable that the European bureaucrats intended to create an information blackout for their citizens. However history proves that truth finds a way to seep into the culture whether government want it to or not.

“European diplomats should called to Foggy Bottom for an emergency meeting and the U.S. should stand firm in demanding respect for all peoples freedom to receive diverse non-government approved information.”


“Europe just took over the Internet with GDPR and the U.S. needs to take it back and review potential trade sanctions,” Americans for Limited Government President Rick Manning, statement, May 25, 2018 at

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