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Tell Facebook: Don’t Partner With Chinese Censors

Facebook will do anything to get China to accept its friend request. As China cracks down on dissidents and Google condemns that country’s authoritarian leadership, Facebook is considering a partnership with Chinese censors.

Will you make sure your Facebook friends know? Click here to share it on Facebook.

Facebook’s lobbyist Adam Conner just told the Wall Street Journal, “Maybe we will block content in some countries, but not others….We are occasionally held in uncomfortable positions because now we’re allowing too much, maybe, free speech in countries that haven’t experienced it before.

Astounding. And this disregard for civil liberties is nothing new: Facebook has consistently dodged hard questions about free speech. Last year they refused to attend a U.S. Senate hearing on “global Internet freedom” and the company won’t join the tech industry’s Global Network Initiative, which promotes human rights and free speech. Will you demand that Facebook start respecting civil liberties? Click here to sign the petition.

Your callous disregard for free speech and human rights is completely unacceptable. Partnership with censors in China or anywhere else is counterproductive, bad for business, and just plain wrong.

Click here to sign the petition. We’ll make sure Facebook gets the message.

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David A. Segal

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