October 18, 2016 – Reports claim that officials within the United States’ government are working behind the scenes to halt the flow of information which could affect the outcome of the election. Claims were made that Secretary of State John Kerry has pressured the Ecuadorian government to cut Julian Assange from the internet in an effort to stop damaging information on Hillary Clinton from coming to light. If accurate, this is an unprecedented effort on behalf of the government to sway an election in the United States. Concerns over the corruption have exploded internet news media as this would be a drastic step in a state-control of information coming to the public. Mainstream media outlets have already pledged allegiance to the Clinton campaign, however by supporting this move by Kerry, may be cutting their own throats as a free media is important to maintain a free nation.