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[DOC] Freedom of expression on the Internet [text of resolution]

Author: European Parliament, Published on: 6 July 2006

...whereas Chinese government has successfully persuaded companies such as Yahoo, Google and Microsoft to facilitate the censorship of their services in the Chinese internet market; also notes that other governments have required the means for censorship from other companies... whereas equipment and technologies supplied by Western companies such as CISCO Systems, Telecom Italia, Wanadoo, a subsidiary of France Telecom have been used by governments for the purpose of censoring the Internet and preventing freedom of expression... [the European Parliament] Strongly condemns restrictions on Internet content... [and] Calls on the [European] Commission and the Council [of the EU] to draw up a voluntary code of conduct that would put limits on the activities of companies in repressive countries...

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Related companies: Cisco Systems France Telecom (now Orange) Google (part of Alphabet) Microsoft Telecom Italia Yahoo! (part of Verizon)