Tag: Freedom of Speech

Can Internet Freedom Really Exist?

We’re all tired of hearing about Cambridge Analytica by now. And we’re basically used to the fact that whatever we do online, we’re leaving a digital footprint. Even the famed anonymity of Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies has crumbled in the light of day. So when we hear talk of “internet freedom,” we can be forgiven for feeling skeptical. But that’s the idea behind Minds, an open source, decentralized social network. In …
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US Congress Takes Aim at Internet Freedom of Speech Once Again

21 United States lawmakers are continuing their attack on internet freedom under the guise of protection with a new bill known as SESTA. The latest iteration of the SOPA and PIPA line, this bill could spell disaster for the freedom of speech of Internet users. The bill was just debated in Congress, so let’s take a closer look at what this bill is and how it could set dangerous precedents. SESTA is the …
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Who Should Guarantee Your Rights?

With the established ubiquity of tech giants such as Google, Apple, Microsoft, there have been many criticisms that these companies act like monopolies. On the other hand, one sees them standing up for net neutrality, citing citizens’ and businesses’ rights to unimpeded access to information. Notably, these companies have all called out the FCC, declaring that an end to net neutrality will be the death of free speech. So, are these companies …
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Governments Enforced Censorship With Over 50 Internet Blackouts in 2016

Many different things happened throughout 2016, some of which were quite baffling. Governments around the world have restricted internet access more than 50 times last year. This has caused a lot of financial damage, but also goes to show how freedom of speech is scarce in some regions. Furthermore, it is possible that not all of these types of incidents have been reported, and the total number of Internet blackouts could be …
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