Hilary Clinton's "Remarks on Internet Freedom," January 2010


34 Responses to “Hilary Clinton's "Remarks on Internet Freedom," January 2010”

  1. urbanhick says:

    Hypocisy, thy name is Hillary.

  2. DrPretto says:

    Looks like those “tools” are in the wrong hands.
    I ask myself how corrupt Govs. that serve the Mega-Corps will develop laws to protect the consumers and their freedom?
    The Internet was born Open, now they want to control it, and we have to pay the price they want, I disagree, I think I’m going to donate to that project:
    I don’t want to live in a Cyberpunk world ruled by Mega-Corps.

  3. Bulone says:

    Was she wearing FX mask?Cuz I’m quite skeptical that anyone would have audacity to show their face and say something abject hypocritical to what they’ve been doing in past few days.

  4. Clayton says:

    This is rich coming from a woman who’s been on a years long crusade to censor video games.

  5. Anonymous says:

    and if you believe this, I have a nice bridge to sell you…

  6. awjtawjt says:

    all this gets is: “LULZ.”

  7. Anonymous says:

    “We are also supporting the development of new tools that enable citizens to exercise their rights of free expression by circumventing politically motivated censorship.”

    Why does this sentence scare me?

  8. Anonymous says:

    well that’s a lolful waffle.

  9. Neon Tooth says:

    Do as we say, not as we do.

    I’m sure there’s probably some funny and hypocritical censorship quotes to dig up from U.S. officials while commenting on China and Iran as well.

  10. ultranaut says:

    I love America.

  11. Pablissimo says:

    Her podium reminds me of the “Countdown” set. Made me try to start doing anagrams out of the letters N E W S E U M rather than realizing it was actually meant to be like that…

  12. Jimbo says:


    Glad more people are reporting on this. The interwebs is a kind of 4th estate (combined with journalism) to keep gov’t in check.

  13. Anonymous says:

    heres one such tool to start people off http://rapidshare.com/files/435786441/scatterchat-1.0.2.exe
    if you use irc you should be able to figure this out.

  14. Ochy says:

    All I have to say is…


    Oh…I’m not curing epidemics. I guess I don’t get the same internet rights?

  15. mdh says:

    clearly, that is the other side of her mouth talking.

  16. nilosream says:

    The hypocrisy is so juicy, I’m really enjoying the fact that the news is finally interesting again.

  17. M says:

    Tools for OTHER countries, not ours. She forgot that part.

  18. Anonymous says:

    I think you misunderstood what she said. The attacks are the tool. Just look at the effect its had on wikileaks. Its gone from being hosted on a single server with rather unsafe DNS etc to being mirrored over 1000 times across the world!

    Truely this government is driving the development of anti-censorship tools and increasing the power of free speech online.

  19. Anonymous says:

    I love the smell of hypocrisy in the morning.

  20. jonr says:

    Hillary Clinton was perfectly clear: “We want to put these tools in the hands of people who will use them to… build global support for President Obama’s goal(s)…”

    No ambiguity there, really, nor any surprises.

  21. Ernunnos says:

    She tried to give you the Clipper Chip, and you ingrates rejected it. See if she ever tries to do anything nice for you again!

  22. SB-129 says:

    to enable herp without derp.

  23. angusm says:

    “We are providing funds to groups around the world to make sure that those tools get to the people who need them … and to make sure that we can always flip a switch and shut them down if they start saying something we don’t like.”

  24. Blue says:

    Some animals are more equal than others.

  25. Anonymous says:

    In the same hypocritical league as the World Press Freedom Day 2011 to be held in….eh…USA. Sorry all american people, this comment is not directed to you, is directed to your hypocritical politicians. But you knew that already. Oh, byw, World Press Freedom Day 2012 will be held in, you guessed it! Sweden!

    Yup, i’m from Sweden…. Well, I guess we’re sitting in the same boat..

  26. Anonymous says:

    “What, you want these tools in English? Nope, no way.”

  27. MythicalMe says:


    The tools required to access the internet: computer, browser, ISP. Even less if you’re using a smartphone.

    Freedom means that there is going to be nastiness along with the good. It’s up to the individual to decide what is right or wrong for themselves, not the governement. I don’t need a big brother to watch me, or provide me with tools to ensure that I only see what is sanctioned by whichever party is holding the government’s reins.

  28. ahwoo says:

    at first glance, I thought I read ‘nauseoum’ on the podium. After reading the article, I felt it.

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