Sergey Brin: I Didn’t Actually Conflate Government Censorship With Apple and Facebook
Originally published: April 18, 2012
Last updated: April 19, 2012 - 11:13pm
Google co-founder Sergey Brin wrote on his Google+ account to clarify his recent comments about threats to the open Internet by “very powerful forces,” including censoring governments, Apple and Facebook.
Here are the three key sentences from Brin’s defense of himself:
- “The primary threat by far to internet freedom is government filtering of political dissent.”
- “I certainly do not think [the problem of "digital ecosystems that are not as open as the web itself"] is on a par with government based censorship.”
- “While openness is a core value at Google, there are a number of areas where we can improve too.”
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