The anarchic aspect of the Internet is essential to its spirit. Critique of religion should be able to flow on the web without discrimination, as long as it respects international legal thresholds.”
“Online speech has created new opportunities for persecution by repressive regimes. The Internet has created the illusion of freedom for citizens in non-democratic states, where users feel empowered to openly voice opinions, without anticipating the consequences that they know would unfold offline.”
“Free speech will either be upheld or weakened by corporate behavior as governments attempt to impose greater state control or request to block blasphemous content from the Internet. Privacy will either be protected or further eroded with every abusive demand for user information that could lead to arbitrary arrest, imprisonment, or corporal punishment. At this moment, the boundaries of the Internet are being tested. With no rules in place, the groundwork for future policies and norms is being established on a case-by-case basis. Governments continue to test their limits through their requests, and companies continue to make inconsistent decisions. But each time a company chooses to comply with a foreign blasphemy law, a precedent is set."