21st Century Statecraft: the Internet as Diplomat
In Aftermath of Google-China Dispute, Secretary of State Vaults Internet Into Center of Foreign Policy
We also need to equip advocates around the world to work for policies that support an open and participatory Internet and to fight against those that put the building blocks for repression in place.
January was a remarkable month for the Internet. It had to do with Google and human rights.
Google took a principled stand for human rights and global Internet freedom by defying the censorship edicts of the Chinese government, in the direct aftermath of evidence that China-based cyberattacks cracked open a number of Gmail accounts — including those of well-known human rights activists.