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With Friends Like These: Freedom House’s Freedom on the Internet Report: An Exercise in Applied Ideology

January 17, 2013


On an e-list which discusses Internet Governance someone just pointed to an article breathlessly headlining "U.S. Ranks Second in Internet Freedom, Behind Estonia" and pointing to a report on "Freedom on the Net" produced from "research" conducted by Freedom House.

“Is Google like Gas or Like Steel?” Neither, it is like Nernst’s Third Law of Thermodynamics (or the Nicene Creed…!

January 5, 2013


I'm wondering whether it wouldn't be better to "investigate" Google for possible "freedom of thought" violations rather than issues concerning "freedom of speech"… Google has the potential for much more serious impacts on our capacity to know (or not know) certain things, than on what we can say or not say…