In August, David Cameron wanted to block Twitter, Facebook and Blackberry Messenger.
Today, William Hague said:
“Some governments block online services and content, imposing restrictive regulation, or incorporate surveillance tools into their internet infrastructure so that they can identify activists and critics. Such actions either directly restrict freedom of expression or aim to deter political debate.”
And just in case the Prime Minister had missed the point went on:
““Human rights are universal, and apply online as much as they do offline… Everyone has the right to free and uncensored access to the internet. … We saw in Tunisia, Egypt and Libya that cutting off the internet, blocking Facebook, jamming Al Jazeera, intimidating journalists and imprisoning bloggers does not create stability or make grievances go away.”
Oh dear …..