Both Republicans And Democrats Considering Supporting Basic Internet Freedom Principles With New Platforms
from the follow-through-matters dept
Either way, both seem to at least recognize that this the internet is a major area of interest for a very large number of voters.
That said, just having it in a party platform may be a bit meaningless if they don't live up to it. But recognizing the issue is, at the very least, a first step in truly understanding how important it is. I doubt very much that the leadership of either party truly understands the importance of internet freedom, or is really willing to go all out in support of it. Yet. But, building up interest and general support -- along with the recognition that voters care about this stuff -- is at least an important first step in having politicians recognize that they can't just sell out internet freedom when lobbyists or "friendly" repressive governments come calling.