In 1787, Thomas Jefferson proclaimed, "The basis of our government being the opinion of the people, the very first object should be to keep that right; and were it left to me to decide whether we should have a government without newspapers or newspapers without a government, I should not hesitate a moment to prefer the latter."

Newspaper Without Government

Notes from:
I Know Who You Are And I Saw What You Did: Social Networks and the Death of Privacy
By Lori Andrews
(page 71)

Csaba Osvath