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Is Internet Freedom Going to Be a Campaign Issue?

From Tech President:

Democrats and Republicans may be considering incorporating positions related to Internet freedom in their platforms in response to the advocacy of groups like the Electronic Frontier Foundation and Demand Progress, US News reports.

Jason Koebler cites a source involved with the drafting of the Democratic National Committee platform who says that early drafts included language that "advocated Internet freedom globally." The source could not confirm if that provision would make it into the final platform, Koebler writes. "We heard from many people who care very passionately about a free and open Internet," the source said, according to Koebler, and that input from Internet freedom activists encouraged drafters to "put tougher language" in the platform.

Read the rest at Tech President.

Posted on August 31, 2012.