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So we're living in a period of uneasy truce: people around the world are sharing their voices on the internet like never before in history, but they're doing so under private censorship regimes equally unique in time. There is more speech than ever under more potentially unchecked control than ever. It is "a double-edged sword," says Electronic Frontier Foundation attorney Trevor Timm, with large corporations both enabling and controlling the ability for average people to reach a much larger audience than previously possible. "The top decision maker at YouTube has more censorship power than any Supreme Court justice," he says. "We have to develop policies that better protect free speech from not only government interference but also corporate censorship."
Tweets of rage: does free speech on the internet actually exist? | The Verge
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