President Takes to Reddit to Endorse Internet
it will be part of Democratic platform By John Eggerton -- Broadcasting &
Cable, 8/29/2012 6:26:35 PM President Obama put in his own plug for
Internet freedom Wednesday, a day after there was a Republican plank on the
topic, and said it would be in the Democratic platform.
In some real-time, online conversing on forum
president said he knew Internet freedom was something the site's users
"care passionately about."
"I do too," said President Obama. "We will fight hard to make sure that
internet remains the open forum for everybody - from those who are
expressing an idea to those to want to start a business. And although there
will be occasional disagreements on the details of various legislative
proposals, I won't stray from that principle - and it will be reflected in
The Republican platform committed to Internet freedom
it as removing regulatory barriers to Internet innovation and
industry-led guidelines on privacy and data use. It also suggested the
Obama-backed FCC network neutrality rules were not the way to go.
"We're thrilled that the president is paying attention to our efforts.
These lofty goals are admirable, and we absolutely share them," said David
Segal, executive director of Demand Progress. "But it's critical that the
Dems make sure that the platform language -- and their actions in office --
live up to this rhetoric."
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