Friday, April 29, 2011

Tell Facebook: Don't censor the Internet


BREAKING NEWS: A range of Facebook users, from political dissidents to technology bloggers, are reporting the sudden blocking of their pages. Facebook provided no prior warning, nor was there a clear process established to restore access to the blocked pages. Tell Facebook to start respecting civil liberties. Just click here:

More than 50 blocked pages were political in nature, and several users have had their pages maliciously blocked through fraudulent claims of intellectual property violations.

This news follows Facebook's recent assertions that it's willing to work with government censors in places like China, and that the company is worried that it sometimes provides "too much" free speech.

Astounding. And this disregard for civil liberties is nothing new: Facebook has consistently dodged hard questions about free speech. Last year they refused to attend a U.S. Senate hearing on "global Internet freedom" and the company won't join the tech industry's Global Network Initiative, which promotes human rights and free speech. Will you demand that Facebook start respecting civil liberties? Just click here:


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