At last? Crackdowns on the abusers

Cynics can sneer but I am impressed that President Obama recognizes information space as a forum for taking on oppressive regimes who track and suppress opposition voices online. The latest executive order which clamps down on visa and financial privileges for those known to be involved in campaigns against democracy movements in Syria and Iran might well be complicated and face challenges in implementation and appropriate use but the recognition that “malign use of technology” is widespread and should no go unchecked is worthy. Read more from the White House here

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