Amnesty International Calls For End to Internet Censorship

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Amnesty International Calls For End to Internet Censorship

From ZDnet:

” Amnesty International marked its 45th anniversary on Sunday by launching a global campaign to stamp out state censorship of the Internet.

The human rights pressure group called on Web users to sign a pledge calling on governments to stop censoring sites and urging technology corporations not to collude with them.”

They’ve also started an official site at to aid in the fight against Net supression, and Yahoo and Google (and other companies like them) are firmly in their sights:

“IT companies have helped build the systems that enable surveillance and censorship to take place. Yahoo! have supplied email users’ private data to the Chinese authorities, helping to facilitate cases of wrongful imprisonment. Microsoft and Google have both complied with government demands to actively censor Chinese users of their services.”

Amnesty International is one of the largest human rights organizations in the world with 1.8 million supporters in more than 100 countries.

Wendy Boswell is the Editor for About Web Search and part of the New York Times Company.

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