Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Fight Facebook Censorship in China

From DemandProgress.org:

Facebook will do anything to get China to accept its friend request. As China cracks down on dissidents and Google condemns that country's authoritarian leadership, Facebook is considering a partnership with Chinese censors.

Will you tell Facebook to start respecting civil liberties? Just click here to sign our petition to Mark Zuckerberg.

And let's make this campaign go viral on Facebook: click here to share it with your friends.

Facebook's lobbyist Adam Conner just told the Wall Street Journal, "Maybe we will block content in some countries, but not others....We are occasionally held in uncomfortable positions because now we're allowing too much, maybe, free speech in countries that haven't experienced it before."

Astounding. And this disregard for civil liberties is nothing new: Facebook has consistently dodged hard questions about free speech. Last year they refused to attend a U.S. Senate hearing on "global Internet freedom" and the company won't join the tech industry's Global Network Initiative, which promotes human rights and free speech.

Thanks for taking a stand against censorship.

-- The DemandProgress.org team

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