Tell Google: Quit the Chamber of Commerce

5 Jan
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce is at the forefront of efforts to pass the Internet Censorship Act, which fundamentally threatens the internet as we know it.

If the bill passes, corporate copyright holders would be able to demand the government shut down a website based on nothing more than an allegation that the website contains copyrighted material. And the government could do this even without a court order.

The free speech implications of this kind of extra-judicial government censorship of the internet is chilling. It’s nothing short of an outright attack on our free internet.

Google, which is strongly opposed to the Internet Censorship Act and has an unofficial motto of “Don’t be evil,” is a member of the Chamber of Commerce. But the Chamber’s all-out support of this incredibly dangerous legislation has reportedly caused Google to consider quitting the rightwing organization in protest.

I told Google to quit the Chamber of Commerce, and I hope you will too. You can learn more and sign the petition at the link below.

http://act.credoaction.com/campaign/google_chamber/?r_by=33052-2462423-wSVyxhx&rc=confemail 

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