US Internet Freedom Policies: Past, Present, and Future

Panelists: Rebecca MacKinnon, Director, Ranking Digital Rights, New America; Max Hunter, Electronic Frontier Foundation; Hans Klein, Georgia Institute of Technology


Ten years ago the US Secretary of State announced an ambitious program in Internet Freedom, and ten years of programs have since followed, much of it centered in the Open Technology Fund (OTF). Two months ago the Trump administration made wholesale changes at OTF (and other information agencies, like Voice of America.) In this panel, we review the accomplishments—and some of the criticisms—of US Internet Freedom policies and institutions.

@conference {257156,
title = {{US} Internet Freedom Policies: Past, Present, and Future},
year = {2020},
publisher = {{USENIX} Association},
month = aug,