Clinton Unveils U.S. Policy on Internet Freedom

Thursday Jan 21st 2010 by Staff

In a speech on Thursday, Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton encouraged world governments to ensure open Internet access.

cnet: A little over a week after the widely reported confrontation between Google and the Chinese government began, Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton is encouraging world governments to allow their citizens to access the Internet freely. She unveiled the new U.S. policy in a speech on Thursday.

"In many respects, information has never been so free," Clinton said, but she also said that governments can technology to repress their citizens. "We stand for a single Internet, where all of humanity has equal access to knowledge and ideas," she asserted.

She also indicated that the U.S. government will be asking China to explain its activities related to the cyberattacks.

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