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Internet Freedom is being threatened big time

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 Malevolent    2,938

The fight has started and the UN has engaged the community with their dirty tricks.

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Johannesburg - South Africa has joined China and Russia in voting against a United Nations (UN) resolution on the “promotion, protection and enjoyment of human rights on the internet”.

On Friday, the UN held a vote on the resolution, which seeks to bring political commitment from member states to protect human rights online such as freedom of expression and privacy.

The resolution further seeks to ensure the release of those imprisoned for the “legitimate” freedom of expression online.

Other key points of the resolution include investigating attacks against bloggers or other internet users, and refraining from preventing access to information online by, for example, shutting down the internet during key times such as elections or terror attacks.

Countries such as Russia and China requested four amendments to the draft resolution to remove, for instance, text on freedom of expression and the shutting down of internet access.

However, the amendments weren’t adopted and most countries voted for the human rights resolution, which will be adopted by the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC).

But the results of the vote have put the spotlight on some nations’ commitment to internet freedoms.

“We are disappointed that democracies like South Africa, Indonesia, and India voted in favour of these hostile amendments to weaken protections for freedom of expression online”, said Thomas Hughes, the executive director of global free press organisation ARTICLE 19.<SNIP>

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 YourMom2    1,354

Most people define free speech as the right to express an opinion openly within the "rules" set forth through social agreement ie swear words are still considered foul language. Governing bodies usurp free speech by redefining what is free ie politically correct that doesn't criticize the governing bodies or any group under their protection ie certain races........ excluding whites of course!

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 Millevolt    648

So, OSAMA turns over internet regulation to an international body, then immediately, 3 countries vote to GOVERN your right as an American. Now Ain't that fukcing lovely! My trigger finger is getting itchy...

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 Katz    49
On 7/4/2016 at 8:11 AM, FalkeAuge said:

Other key points of the resolution include investigating attacks against bloggers or other internet users, and refraining from preventing access to information online by, for example, shutting down the internet during key times such as elections or terror attacks.

This is the newest power play I've noticed. Even Apple is releasing new tech to shut down cameras and recording during live events. One would think with all the attacks during live events that video evidence would be crucial to the facts, but we all know they don't want that.

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 Malevolent    2,938

Ryan Cairns ‏@CairnzyGolf  5m5 minutes agoAlberton, South Africa

Fearful #Zimbabwe government shuts down social media across the entire country. It's too late for that now though! #ThisFlag

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