According to the National Journal, “Fearing shortages of bandwidth might inhibit military operations after the earthquake and tsunami in Japan, U.S. Cyber Command blocked some commercial websites that generally use ‘extraordinary bandwidth,’ a spokesman said on Tuesday.” Sites blocked include YouTube, which is one of the most popular ways that citizens communicate information to each other which often conflicts with what authorities relate.
Instead, as the video above reveals, Japanese television is filled with cartoons and silly game shows while the government tells people not to worry. Kinda like what Obama told the US yesterday. Nothing to see here, nothing to worry about.
“[T]he military has not restricted social-media websites ‘because families need to be able to communicate.’”
Communicate what? Who won on some Idol game show?