Digital Rights Are Human Rights: Freedom of speech matters just as much online as it does offline.
Posted in: Censorship at 16/12/2017 19:00
Not long ago, the internet connoted progress, connection, exploration, innovation. But what trends do you associate with the net today? Disinformation? Hatred? Surveillance? Censorship? Monopoly? Child exploitation?
The dark mood about the digital age, while understandable, is also dangerous. The internet still offers enormous value as a tool for freedom of information and expression. But in attempting to fix its very real problems, we are concerned that governments—often with public support and encouragement—risk undermining its core benefits.