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.”
“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?