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Fighting Web Censorship – viewpoint

“Google Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt and Director of Ideas Jared Cohen recently offered up an extract from their book for UK newspaper The Guardian that was ominously entitled “Web censorship: the net is closing in.”

“As promised by the title, the authors lay out a stark vision of how “censorship” will cause the open, free and global internet to crumble into national fiefdoms, greatly limiting consumer choice and essential human freedoms. There are, however, a number of problems with this narrative.”

via RIAA – Recording Industry Association of America – September 22, 2014.

“Global” isn’t always global when so many governments and other players are involved with disseminating or controlling information. Do you experience censorship in your day-to-day online use?



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2 thoughts on “Fighting Web Censorship – viewpoint

  1. I’m not sure how much outright web censorship matters when the major news organizations print only their own versions of current events, the versions being controlled by their ideologies.

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