Bringing Liberty Online: Reenergizing the Internet Freedom Agenda in a Post-Snowden Era

  • September 18, 2014
  • Richard Fontaine
  • Policy Briefs

In "Bringing Liberty Online, CNAS President Richard Fontaine argues that, despite the many complications arising from the Snowden disclosures, America still needs a comprehensive Internet freedom strategy. He lays out how revelations of mass surveillance by the U.S. government have over the past year transformed the global debate about Internet freedom.

Mr. Fontaine notes, "Where once Washington routinely chided foreign governments and their corporate collaborators for engaging in online censorship, monitoring and other forms of Internet repression, the tables have turned. In this new, post-Snowden era, America’s Internet freedom agenda – the effort to preserve and extend the free flow of information online – hangs in the balance."