Google Urges Internet Users to Protect The Open Web

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."

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  • house70
    Robin WoodAnd yet Google uses and abuses of his monopole, ranks websites around some vague algorithms, doesn't care about destroying the long work of webmasters, list more and more ads hidden in search results..Google has his own rules but doesn't want to apply to Governements rules. In my opinion, some rules voted in democracy should be necessary to regulate the dictatorship of Google.

    Awww, we feel so sorry about your puny porn site that didn't make it top ten searches...
    As far as ads are concerned, you totally missed the boat here: not only they're not hidden in search results, as you say (what value has a hidden ad? ), but you'll be surprised that everybody that is in the online services business uses ads to pay for their bills. That's why you can still google (or should I say search) something for free.
    Monopole? I think you meant monopoly, and the fact that you can use Bing, Yahoo and so on negates that argument.
    You're a Google hater, that's all. Feel free to use anything else BUT Google's services.
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  • HEXiT
    the irony here is the video has been removed...
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  • Anonymous
    And yet Google uses and abuses of his monopole, ranks websites around some vague algorithms, doesn't care about destroying the long work of webmasters, list more and more ads hidden in search results..

    Google has his own rules but doesn't want to apply to Governements rules. In my opinion, some rules voted in democracy should be necessary to regulate the dictatorship of Google.
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  • house70
    Robin WoodAnd yet Google uses and abuses of his monopole, ranks websites around some vague algorithms, doesn't care about destroying the long work of webmasters, list more and more ads hidden in search results..Google has his own rules but doesn't want to apply to Governements rules. In my opinion, some rules voted in democracy should be necessary to regulate the dictatorship of Google.

    Awww, we feel so sorry about your puny porn site that didn't make it top ten searches...
    As far as ads are concerned, you totally missed the boat here: not only they're not hidden in search results, as you say (what value has a hidden ad? ), but you'll be surprised that everybody that is in the online services business uses ads to pay for their bills. That's why you can still google (or should I say search) something for free.
    Monopole? I think you meant monopoly, and the fact that you can use Bing, Yahoo and so on negates that argument.
    You're a Google hater, that's all. Feel free to use anything else BUT Google's services.
    22
  • dark_wizzie
    Robin (the government) has spoken!
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