U.S. Senators Push Digital Code of Conduct

In the wake of the disputed Iranian election, American Internet companies including Facebook and Twitter have given Iranians an avenue to voice their opinions and to break through the wall of censorship their embattled government has built around the country’s traditional media. Now those companies –or others aspiring to help–may be given a boost from Uncle Sam.Senators John McCain (R-AZ) and Joseph Lieberman (I-CT) plan to announce Thursday they will introduce in early July a bill aimed at opening Iran’s Internet and phone services, two communication lines that the Iranian government has sporadically cut off to maintain control of information coming in and out of the country.

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