Internet role in human rights gets spotlight

Author: AFP, Published on: 25 October 2011

Technology titans and political activists are grappling with how to make social responsibility and human rights part of the fabric of doing business on the Internet...The goal of the conference was to collaborate on principles for entrepreneurs to balance pursuit of profit with making sure their creations are used for social good instead of evil...I view the Internet as the greatest opportunity to advance human rights in our lifetime,' Facebook vice president of global communication and public policy Elliot Schrage told attendees...Google['s] online Transparency Report to provide the public with more insights into government requests for information about its users and demands that it remove content from its services...Craigslist founder Craig Newmark saw the world at a tipping point where democracy was working, sometimes painfully, thanks to the Internet. [also refers to YouTube (part of Google), Skype (part of Microsoft), Mozilla, Yahoo!]

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Related companies: Craigslist Facebook Google (part of Alphabet) Microsoft Mozilla Firefox Skype (part of Microsoft) Yahoo! (part of Verizon) YouTube (part of Alphabet)