Normally, I would have an upbeat, looking forward to the week post today (at least, according to my new schedule), but today’s post will have a more serious tone.
Thanks to Google (I ❤ you, seriously), I have heard of the latest attempts to regulate the internet. Thanks to Google, you can take action against of this by adding your name (aliases are accepted in a real name’s place. Naturally, I chose that alternative) to the list of supporters for a free and open internet. A quote on their page says:
“A free and open world depends on a free and open Internet. Governments alone, working behind closed doors, should not direct its future. The billions of people around the globe who use the Internet should have a voice.”
I totally agree with this. The people who use the internet daily, the people whose jobs are the internet, or even their only communication with friends, should have a voice against this.
Here are some more information from their page:
“Some proposals could permit governments to censor legitimate speech — or even allow them to cut off Internet access.
Other proposals would require services like YouTube, Facebook, and Skype to pay new tolls in order to reach people across borders. This could limit access to information — particularly in emerging markets.”
Please. Go to the page and add your voice to the others standing up against this. A free and open internet is a happy internet ^^
You can click here to help take action. If the link doesn’t work, simply go to Google and click the link under the search bar. Scroll down on the page, and right under “Pledge to support a free and open Internet”click “Add your voice” All it requires is a first name or alias, and takes barely any time.
Talk to you soon,