TSA Block “Controversial Opinion” On The Web

The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) is blocking certain websites from the federal agency’s computers, including halting access by staffers to any Internet pages that contain a “controversial opinion.”

The email was sent to all TSA employees from the Office of Information Technology on Friday afternoon. It states that as of July 1, TSA employees will no longer be allowed to access five categories of websites that have been deemed “inappropriate for government access.”

The categories include:


Controversial opinion

Criminal activity

Extreme violence (including cartoon violence) and gruesome content


The email does not specify how the TSA will determine if a website expresses a “controversial opinion.” If you noticed, ‘PORN’ is not on the list.

There is also no explanation as to why controversial opinions are being blocked, although the email stated that some of the restricted websites violate the Employee Responsibilities and Conduct policy.

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