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Internet Freedom: Where the United States Stands
Posted by Jesse Lee on January 21, 2010 at 06:06 PM EST
This morning Secretary of State Hillary Clinton gave a landmark speech on internet freedom around the world, making it clear exactly where the United States stands:
On their own, new technologies do not take sides in the struggle for freedom and progress, but the United States does. We stand for a single Internet where all of humanity has equal access to knowledge and ideas. And we recognize that the world’s information infrastructure will become what we and others make of it. Now, this challenge may be new, but our responsibility to help ensure the free exchange of ideas goes back to the birth of our republic.
DipNote, the State Department's blog, has full coverage including the transcript and highlights, but it's well worth your time to watch it in full: