TPP: Big Tech Does Not Speak for the Internet

Too often, media and policymakers take seriously the claim of government officials that secret trade deals like the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) promote and protect “Internet freedom,” even though the traditional guardians of Internet freedom — users and innovators who rely on it — have said precisely the opposite. Unfortunately, that’s likely because some large tech companies have joined the negotiations and have implicitly given these deals their blessing.Now that they’re at the table, companies that once stood with users have gone silent, while others now emphatically support TPP and President Obama’s effort to push the agreement through without appropriate public review. We’re disappointed to lose their support, but that’s not the biggest problem. Our policymakers need to get one thing straight: Big tech companies do not speak for the Internet.
https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2015/07/big-tech-does-not-speak-internet

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