Trey Herr and Justin Sherman: Warring for the soul of the internet: Ten years on

28/01/2020 - 09:12

“The spread of information networks is forming a new nervous system for our planet.” In a landmark speech delivered ten years ago at the Newseum—Washington’s shrine to the First Amendment—US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton foreshadowed the internet’s potential to improve human life. Drawing a contrast between the State Department’s work on internet freedom and oppositional efforts around the world to destroy it, Clinton continued, “principles like information freedom aren’t just good policy, not just somehow connected to our national values, but they are universal.”