Google has a a saying that is engrained in to the doctrine of Google, “Don’t be Evil.” While we can argue the virtues and vices of the Mountain View, CA search engine/Internet-product company, Google is vested in seeing an uncensored Internet.
Google claims the Internet should be open to all and be used a tool for good, we agree. While some users may find evil uses for the Internet, Google argues no single entity, organization or government should be able to limit or shut off the Internet entirely.
According to Google’s “Take Action” site, forty-two countries filter or censor content with an increasing number of nations enacting new laws to suppress online content. Dec. 3, the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) is expected to meet to re-negotiate the current communications treaty. Changes proposed include permissible reasons for governments to censor or completely shut down Internet access.
The TechnoBuffalo Herd is extremely supportive of free-speech, our livelihood is dependent on it, so is our very vocal TechnoBuffalo community. So do yourselves and take a moment to let the ITU know that you support an Internet free of censorship.