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Google Fights Global Internet Censorship

Author: Christopher S Rugaber, Associated Press, Published on: 25 June 2007

...Google Inc. is seeking help inside the Beltway to fight the rise of Web censorship worldwide...by asking U.S. trade officials to treat Internet restrictions as international trade barriers, similar to other hurdles to global commerce, such as tariffs... Yet...Google's board recommended investors vote against a shareholder resolution urging Google to renounce censorship. The resolution was defeated, although Google is already acting on some of the proposal's ideas, including working with other technology leaders, such as Microsoft Corp. and Yahoo Inc., to develop a set of principles on how companies should respond to censorship... [also refers to YouTube (part of Google)]

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Related companies: Google (part of Alphabet) Microsoft Yahoo! (part of Verizon) YouTube (part of Alphabet)