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[liberationtech] First World Internet freedom problem

Alex Comninos alex.comninos at
Mon Jun 18 15:51:36 PDT 2012

On 15 Jun 2012 22:29, "Bill Woodcock" <woody at> wrote:

> Why?  Not arguing with you, of course, you're entitled to be offended by anything you like, but I'm curious why you find it offensive.

Offended for reasons cited by Teju Cole I guess (thanks for the link
Jillian) - The suggestion that these problems cant be had in the
developing world. Such a problem could easily obtain in any country in
the developing world or third world, or whatever world.

Here is another First World Internet Freedom problem, it is called
censorship. From Google's latest transparency report which monitors
takedown requests:

"It’s alarming not only because free expression is at risk, but
because some of these requests come from countries you might not
suspect—Western democracies not typically associated with censorship."

"First World" countries US and Germany are number 2 and 3 on the list.

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