Defense of the fundamental rights of freedom of information and expression against attacks from corporate lobbies and repressive, and short-sighted government policies.The freedoms of expression and information are under constant threat in myriad ways.
In this section you will find everything we are doing to defend this fundamental right for a democracy worthy of being called as such.
– We have put a lot of effort into showing how so-called “hate speech” and fake news and disinformation are being used as an excuse to curtail freedom of information. Among others, we have published “#FakeYou – Fake News and Disinformation. Governments, political parties, the mass media, corporations, and fortunes: monopolies of the manipulations of the information and threats on freedom of expression”.
– Outdated politicians and short-sighted people are putting pressure on the big online platforms that host the global conversation to apply these tools as a solution to other problems that they are not tackling, such as online harassment, hate speech, and a totally outdated copyright law.
This approach inevitably leads to the systematic removal of online content that undermines our freedoms of information and expression and does not solve the underlying problems.
Policies that rely on poorly trained algorithms and arbitrary terms of service threaten to quickly become tools of censorship 2.0.
-The right to freely use and disseminate information should be the norm and trade secrets and or or interests, the exception.
We must prevent new legislation on trade secrets and laws or to combatting disinformation from entitling means for giving companies tools to hide abuses or public interest information of public interest, and to in general interest and to dodge transparency policies.
After the revelations of Wikileaks revelations and the emergence of whistleblowing platforms to denounce corporate abuse and institutional corruption, such as like XnetLeaks, pprotection of trade secrets put the focus on quickly set their sights on the criminaliszation of “hacktivism”.
We work in the elaboration of to draft specific laws to protect whistleblowers, journalists and activists who uncover disclose information in the public interest information, abuses and corruption, and who are faced against the corporate legal harassment.. At Xnet, we firmly believe that freedom of expression is not a right of the large media corporations, but a right of the public.
– Defence of the freedoms of information and expression against corporate and governmental censorship.
Encryption is more necessary than ever as a tool to protect our privacy and freedom of expression against the self-censorship that derives from being under constant surveillance. We must demand laws that protect strong encryption.
On the other hand, policies that rely on poorly trained algorithms, poorly trained moderators and arbitrary terms of service risk becoming tools of censorship 2.0.
Out-of-touch, and short-sighted leaders are pushing big online platforms that host the global conversation to apply these tools as a solution to other problems that they are not facing failing to tackle, such as online harassment, hate speech or a totally completely outdated copyright law.
This approach inevitably leads to the systematic elimination of online content, undermining our freedoms of information and expression and it does not failing to solve these problems.
Encryption is more than ever a necessarynecessary than ever as a tool to protect our privacy and freedom of expression against the self-censorship that comes from being subject to constant monitoring. We must demand laws that enshrine strong encryption and prohibit practices of including backdoors in encryption tools.