In a move to fight back against governments that try to block their citizens’ Internet access, Google released tools to keep people around the world online.
“As long as people have expressed ideas, others have tried to silence them,” wrote Jared Cohen, director of Google Ideas in a blog post. “Today one out of every three people lives in a society that is severely censored. Online barriers can include everything from filters that block content to targeted attacks designed to take down websites. For many people, these obstacles are more than an inconvenience — they represent full-scale repression.”
In partnership with the Council on Foreign Relations and the Gen Next Foundation, Google hosted a summit in New York City early this week entitled “Conflict in a Connected World.”