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Google stockholder proposal on internet censorship

Author: The Office of the Comptroller of New York City, Published on: 6 April 2007

Whereas, freedom of speech and freedom of the press are fundamental human rights, and free use of the Internet is protected in Article 19 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, which guarantees freedom to “receive and impart information and ideas through any media regardless of frontiers”...Whereas, technology companies in the United States such as Google, that operate in countries controlled by authoritarian governments have an obligation to comply with the principles of the United Nations Declaration of Human Rights...Therefore, be it resolved, that shareholders request that management institute policies to help protect freedom of access to the Internet...

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Related companies: Google (part of Alphabet)