US steps up Internet censorship – report

Posted on October 24, 2012

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Oct 23, 2012 15:48 Moscow Time
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The United States is tightening its censorship grip on the Internet, a Russian interior ministry report says.

The 63-page whitepaper titled “On the human rights in the USA” claims that the American government, private companies and organizations are stepping up online censorship.

It stresses that the first amendment of the US constitution doesn’t allow authorities to crack down on the freedom of online speech openly, forcing them to come up with various workarounds.

In 2000, the US adopted the so-called Children Internet Protection Act, or CIPA, which introduced web filtering at schools in return for covering their internet and telecommunications expenses.

The report also stressed that the US administration was executing control over internet content providers, which amounts to an indirect online censorship.

Voice of Russia, Interfax

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