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Global Internet Freedom Act in House


It is the sense of Congress that the United States should…

(3) deploy, at the earliest practicable date, technologies aimed at defeating state-sponsored and state-directed Internet jamming by repressive foreign governments and the intimidation and persecution by such governments of their citizens who use the Internet.

Rebecca MacKinnon has the text and references. I have nostalgia (above, right), and hope for the future.

2 comments on "Global Internet Freedom Act in House"

  • Axel says:

    Interesting. When will the US start to learn that meddling in foreign affairs brings them a lot of enmity?

  • I’d feel a lot better if they didn’t just limit their call for freedom to repressive foreign state-sponsored or state-directed jamming.

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