House Committee Approves Global Online Freedom Act
from the will-it-do-anything? dept
While it is a bit disappointing that companies might need a law to avoid providing tools to censor free speech in these regimes, I am still amazed that US politicians can push for bills that seek to increase free speech abroad, while at the same time considering bills that would limit free speech at home. Either way, this bill is still a long way from actually becoming a law (there isn't even a Senate version yet). However, given the very reasonable interest in free speech issues around here, and the fact that the bill has received little coverage, I figured some more folks would be interested to know about it. CDT has raised some concerns about how you determine just what is "censorship" technology, as that's often in the eye of the beholder, but it appears that the backers of the bill actually are responsive on this issue and want to hear from the tech community.