Google Launches Campaign to “Support a Free and Open Internet”
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Today, the United States of America celebrates its 236th birthday. Google
has appropriately chosen this date to launch its campaign for a free and open Internet
. The tech company reminds us that now, more than ever, “more people in more places have the ability to make their voices heard.” This is not only an undeniable fact, but a fortunate one, as the freedom of the Internet
has been under attack as of late.
Earlier this year the Internet united to combat the Stop Online Piracy Act, or SOPA, and won a decisive victory for online freedom. Unfortunately, that was just a battle, while the war rages on. A new threat has emerged – the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act, or CISPA. This new bill isn’t seeing the same opposition that SOPA did and stands a good chance of becoming a reality. It isn’t an exaggeration to say that the freedom and the openness of the Internet is stake.
Google is urging everyone to sign the form and “add their voice” to help fight for an open Internet.