New Legislation Considered To Deal With International Censorship

Washington lawmakers are considering legislation that would allocate $100 million to thwart Internet censorship by authoritarian regimes. Representative Chris Cox (R-Calif.) introduced a bill that would establish an Office of Global Internet Freedom to foster development of censorship-busting technology for users in countries including China and Saudi Arabia. These censorship practices and the use of monitoring by international governments have demonstrated the need to provide citizens with the right to access news and information to help the marketplace of ideas.

The following questions have been addressed in this article:

How have these governments blocked access to the Internet?
Have other groups attempted to resolve this censorship?


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