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By Ben Bain

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Senators get in on Internet freedom push

Several senators have formed a caucus to fight censorship of the Internet outside the United States. The Global Internet Freedom Caucus, formed this week, includes Democrats and Republicans.

Earlier this month some House members formed a similar caucus.

Members of Congress and the Obama administration have become increasingly focused on promoting Internet freedom as a part of a foreign policy agenda.

Since Google said in January that it was no longer willing to go along with the Chinese government's censorship of Google.cn, a version of Google for China, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has given a speech backing Internet freedom. The Senate unanimously adopted a resolution Feb. 2 supporting Clinton’s position.

The Senate caucus is led by Sens. Ted Kaufman (D-Del.) and Sam Brownback (R-Kan.). Other caucus members include: Sens. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.), John McCain (R-Ariz.), Mike Johanns (R-Neb.), John Barrasso (R-Wyo.), Jim Risch (R-Idaho) and Robert Menendez (D-N.J.).

Posted by Ben Bain on Mar 26, 2010 at 12:12 PM


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