Google Urges Internet Users to Protect The Open Web
U.S. government constantly pushing for web censorship.
Google has unveiled a new project to get internet users to play their part in protecting the open internet.
The project has been revealed ahead of a meeting of the International Telecommunication Union set to take place on December 3. Google believes "some governments want to use this meeting… to increase censorship and regulate the internet".
"A free and open world depends on a free and open Internet," reads the search engine firm's Take Action site. "Governments alone, working behind closed doors, should not direct its future. The billions of people around the globe who use the Internet should have a voice." The microsite itself educates the average web user more than anything else.
Google's efforts relating to the protection of the open web has been evident since the U.S. government introduced the infamous now-defunct SOPA bill. Earlier this year, co-founder Sergey Brin explained the open web is the predominant reason the firm has achieved its position.
"The kind of environment that we developed Google in, the reason that we were able to develop a search engine, is the web was so open. Once you get too many rules, that will stifle innovation."