Google calls for pressure on Internet censors

Google Inc’s legal chief called for pressure on governments that censor the Internet, such as China and Turkey, arguing that their blocking access to websites not only violates human rights but unfairly restrains U.S. trade.The remarks, by Google Chief Legal Officer David Drummond, mark a new economic theme in the Web company’s campaign for an unrestricted Internet, and may inflame a touchy relationship with China, after the company threatened to stop censoring online searches there earlier this year. see:Google: US trade restrained by Internet-censoring governments
How critical is an open Internet to the free flow of global trade?Google has issued a warning call to Washington, saying that foreign governments that censor the Internet are unfairly restraining U.S. trade and creating a barrier for U.S. companies looking to business abroad, according to a Reuters report.

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