U.S. looks to U.S. companies cooperate to Internet censorship




U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry has promised to investigate the extent to which U.S. companies help the Chinese government censorship of Internet traffic. Bloggers complained about this in a meeting with Kerry.

China Chinese vlag During a visit to China Kerry met with Chinese bloggers, who expressed their dissatisfaction about the participation of U.S. companies to China’s ‘Great Firewall’, which sites like Twitter and Facebook are made inaccessible. Kerry said it was the first time he heard it, but promised that he will investigate the matter reported Reuters.

At the moment, especially the U.S. company BlueCoat under fire because that company delivers software that can be used to filter. Internet by governments The company is by Reporters Without Borders, an organization of journalists, described as an “enemy of the Internet”. Recently, Microsoft denied that the search results from Bing censors, something which the company was accused. By a Chinese human rights group

During the meeting with bloggers Kerry expressed its support for freedom of expression. He claims to have raised in meetings with the Chinese government, the importance of human rights, but stressed that it “is not the role of the United States to teach others.”


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