For the first time, Reporters Without Borders have added the U.S. and U.K to their annual press freedom index of countries - including longtimers like Iran, Bahrain and North Korea - that repress online speech and use the internet to conduct domestic surveillance. They specifically call out the hypocrisy of abuses by government agencies within supposed democracies - cue the NSA - that have "hacked into the very heart of the Internet...(and) turned it into a weapon in the service of special...
"It is worth recalling that similar behaviors and pretexts were used to by the U.S. during the prelude to wars it launched against Yugoslavia, Iraq, and Libya."
'This is truly an ominous development for the poor people of Venezuela.'
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Congresswoman Barbara Lee
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