Internet giants attempt to shush free speech activists

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    28 October 2008

    A new voluntary code of ethics for internet companies is expected to be released in the coming weeks. Leading the development of internet free speech is the US Centre for Democracy and Technology, several human rights groups and, of course, some of the main technology companies who are going to be directly affected. The code, which has been two years in the making, hopes to offer guidelines to digital companies doing business in nations, like China, where internet censorship is commonplace.