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On Obama, free speech, Google, the anti-Muslim video and the UN

Jillian York, director for freedom of expression at San Francisco’s Electronic Frontier Foundation, told me that while she didn’t consider this a free speech violation, she was concerned “on a broader level about the power that these companies have to be arbiters of free speech. They’re not accountable to anything.”

And what about the practical element of banning access to a video in one country but not another. Isn’t that kind of pointless in this era of ubiquitous sharing? Said York: “It’s definitely pointless.”

Tuesday, September 25, 2012
San Francisco Chronicle

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