Today, Public Knowledge joined six other organizations spanning the globe to launch the Movement for a Better Internet, a diverse community of advocates and activists working together to promote policies that create a better internet for people everywhere. The movement is a collaborative effort seeking to drive policy change based on a public interest vision for an internet that benefits us all.
Public Knowledge has worked steadfastly over two decades to support an internet guided by public interest values – including privacy, openness, diversity, and equity. As a part of this movement, we are dedicated to collaborating with other members to advance these and other values we will determine together.
As one of six Organizing Partners of the movement, Public Knowledge also joins in launching a digital hub at movementforabetterinternet.org to facilitate connection and communication among those striving to build a better internet. The full list of Organizing Partners includes: Association for Progressive Communications; Creative Commons; Derechos Digitales; Internet Archive; Niskanen Center; Public Knowledge; and Wikimedia Foundation.
The following can be attributed to Lisa Macpherson, Senior Policy Analyst at Public Knowledge:
“The internet lies at a crossroads and every member of society has a stake in its future. As the digital landscape evolves and innovates, the internet offers new opportunities for self-expression and community building. But it is also fraught with misinformation and manipulation; deceptive privacy practices; and all-powerful, unaccountable gatekeepers. In time, our Web3 innovations and metaverse futures will either approach or avoid this same crossroads that the current popular internet faces.
“By joining the movement, we can ensure an internet shaped by our shared public interest values — an internet that puts people and communities first. We encourage academics, activists, and advocates working at organizations passionate about creating this better internet to join us in this movement. Together, we can achieve a better internet for us all.”
You may view our blog post by Public Knowledge President & CEO, Chris Lewis, to learn how public interest values must form the foundation of a better internet.
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