Obama gave a talk at MIT on Friday night and there were very strict rules for attendees. Audience members, including reporters, were sworn to secrecy. No photos, or recording devices of any kind were allowed. What was so important that it couldn’t be shared?
The Hill reports:
Strict restrictions put in place for Obama event in Boston
A speech by former President Obama on Friday hosted by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) features strict rules barring attendees from sharing images and videos on social media.
An email sent to attendees of the MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference in Boston says that attendees of the “conversation with Obama” are barred from live streaming, sharing photos and video and any other content from the event on public platforms, the Boston Globe reports.
“Following the panel, the sharing or reporting of its contents on public platforms, including social media, will not be permitted,” the notice reads. “Those who fail to adhere to this policy will be subject to removal from the conference and denied tickets to future SSAC conferences.”
“This policy applies to all attendees, credentialed media included,” a second email added after the Boston Globe asked for comment.
A spokesperson for the conference told the Globe that the former president “will discuss his time in office and the next chapter of his life,” but gave few details as to what specific things Obama will mention.
Will the media obey Obama and not leak anything about the event? You know they would never give Trump that kind of courtesy.