Fighting Net Censorship Abroad
from the what-about-at-home dept
A new bill has been introduced in Congress to allocate $100 million to fight internet censorship in countries like China and Saudi Arabia. The idea is that it would give this money to the same organization that runs things like Voice of America to support tools that get around localized censored internets. I find this somewhat ironic, since the government is still pushing for its own ability to censor the internet at home and forcing ISPs to block other sites while other “free” societies like as Australia routinely block sites without telling anyone which sites are being blocked. Are we going to use this money to fight internet censorship at home also? Or just in the countries we don’t like?