Sony Pictures made a mistake in keeping “The Interview” out of theaters following terror threats, President Barack Obama said in a year-end news conference at the White House Friday.
Obama said “the hackers are going to get better too” as America gets better at putting measures into place to prevent acts of terror, and that he disagrees with the censorship the incident caused.
“Imagine what they start doing when they start seeing a documentary they don’t like, or news reports they don’t like. Or even worse, imagine if producers and distributors and others start engaging in self-censorship because they don’t want to offend the sensibilities of somebody whose sensibilities probably need to be offended.
“That’s not who we are,” he said.
“I wish they had spoken to me first. I would have told them, do not get into a pattern in which you are intimidated by these kinds of criminal attacks.”
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