Before you curse China again for having a Net Nanny, better read this post and access the NPR link.
Russia is the culprit to watch. According to NPR, every year since 1998, Russia has introduced a resolution at the UN calling for an international agreement to combat what it calls “information terrorism”.
According to this news broadcast, the U.S. is involved too.
NPR recently broadcast a story on this topic, Seeing the Internet as an Information Weapon, which mentions a host of other countries that want global Internet censorship. Click on the NPR link and listen to the story.
Brazil, Chili, and India, are on that list too. Often, when we read or hear about India, we are reminded “proudly” by the Western media that India is the world’s largest democracy.
These countries, including India, want governments to play a bigger role on the Internet.
China is not the only country that wants to censor the Internet, so why do we only hear about China?
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