August 18, 2011
Originally appeared as Web Freedom Advocates Approve of Clinton's Response to UK Social Media Furor in National Journal
Filed under International
They made the U.S. one of the first countries to put Internet freedom squarely within the priorities of government. I’m comfortable with them waiting to see what the U.K. government does.
British Prime Minister David Cameron transformed his domestic challenges into a potential problem for the Obama administration when he floated the idea last week of limiting social-media services to help subdue violence in his country, a proposal that made web-freedom activists on both sides of the Atlantic blanch.