Stop internet repression
Wednesday, May 30, 2007
Some people just don't get free speech.
I've written many times about the people who abuse it. But back in October (readership: zero) I wrote about the people who try to restrict it. And that's a far worse crime.
Amnesty, though, is on the case.
The worst we have to deal with when we step out of line is Leighton Andrews getting a bit cross. But in China and Egypt people are sent to jail just for having their say. And Microsoft, Yahoo! and Google help to put them there.
There will be a live internet solidarity event on Wednesday 6 June at 18:30. In the meantime, check out their website: irrepressible.info
posted by Blamerbell @ 12:20 pm,
- At 2:36 pm, Tortoiseshell said...
Nice thought, Blamerbell.
Have posted on similar lines regarding GPS usage.
I have a poll up and running which may be of interest...
- At 2:54 pm, Simo said...
are we all runnibg polls?????
- At 11:20 pm, said...
Thanks for posting this. We tend to take our freedom of speech for granted in particular on the internet. There is so much abuse in cyberland and who knows if we will be able to continue communicating like this.
Internet communication is very powerful, it could change the political geography of the country much more effectively than other media.
On activists lists in google and yahoo, there is already too much moderation by listowners using the medium to promote their views.
On the other hand, free speech for some means they think they have the right to abuse. Unfortunately the internet attracts certain personality disorders that see the opportunity to hurt others too good to miss.