Amnesty criticises Global Network Initiative for online freedom of speech

The human rights campaign group has explained why it isn’t part of the new industry-backed plan to protect freedom of expression onlineHuman rights campaign group Amnesty International has criticised a new human rights organisation backed by technology giants Google, Microsoft and Yahoo.The attack comes after the formal launch of the Global Network Initiative, a scheme to bring the technology industry together with human rights campaigners to help protect free speech in repressive countries. Google, Microsoft and Yahoo – which have all been heavily criticised for their conduct in countries such as China in recent years – were among the first signatories.

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