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A three week old reaction to Secretary Clinton’s internet freedom 2011 speech

A colleague who works in the State Department contacted me a few weeks ago and asked if I wanted to offer any suggestions for what Secretary Clinton might cover in her second address on internet freedom, the address she gave … Continue reading

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How big is Internet Freedom?

Rebecca MacKinnon and I led a conversation at the Global Voices public summit on the topic of “Internet Freedom”. I raised the idea that term “internet freedom” is so broad that it can end up being meaningless. Rebecca’s offered the … Continue reading

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Alec Ross on Internet Freedom at Princeton CITP

Alec Ross, Hillary Clinton’s senior advisor for innovation and advocate for “21st century statecraft” is the opening speaker at Princeton University’s CITP’s conference on Internet Security and Internet Freedom. In introducing him, Steve Schultze notes that Ross has noted that … Continue reading

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Internet Freedom: Protect, then project

A few weeks back, I offered a blogpost that was intended to spark some conversation about the idea of Internet Freedom. I’ve gotten a wealth of reactions to that post, laudatory and critical, and I’ve recently been more involved with … Continue reading

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Internet Freedom: Beyond Circumvention

Secretary Clinton’s recent speech on Internet Freedom has signaled a strong interest from the US State Department in promoting the use of the internet to promote political reforms in closed societies. It makes sense that the State Department would look … Continue reading

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We Make the Media – a recent speech at Freedom of Speech Online 2018

I was honored to give the opening keynote this Friday at the Future of Speech Online, held at the beautiful Knight Conference Center atop the Newseum in Washington, DC. A few friends asked whether I’d share the remarks online, so … Continue reading

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Star Simpson at Freedom to Innovate

This past weekend, with support from the Ford Foundation, EFF and the MIT Media Lab, Center for Civic Media held a two day conference on the Freedom to Innovate. The first day featured experts on cyberlaw, activists and students who’d … Continue reading

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Jonathan Zittrain at Freedom to Innovate

This past weekend, with support from the Ford Foundation, EFF and the MIT Media Lab, Center for Civic Media held a two day conference on the Freedom to Innovate. The first day featured experts on cyberlaw, activists and students who’d … Continue reading

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Who benefits from doubt? Online manipulation and the Russian – and US – internet

I was asked by an editor at RBC, one of Russia’s best respected independent news organizations, to offer my thoughts on the Russian/US infowar. It was a great chance to think about Adrian Chen’s provocative tale about Russia’s Internet Research … Continue reading

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Global Voices Summit: Protecting the Open Internet

Every two years, Global Voices comes together for a community meeting. Over a hundred of our authors, translators, editors and management have been meeting this week in Cebu, the second largest city in the Philippines. For two days of our … Continue reading

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