Foundation for Freedom Online was given nearly full credit from Nature Magazine for the backlash against the censorship industry.
“The idea of a coordinated censorship regime originated last year from a series of reports by the Foundation for Freedom Online, a self-described watchdog organization set up by a former US State Department diplomat. Conservative billionaire Elon Musk added fuel to the idea when he released internal Twitter files to a few writers after purchasing the company in 2022. Those files revealed the firm’s deliberations about content rules, as well as communications pertaining to Twitter’s ‘partnership’ with the FBI, security agencies and other outside organizations, including academic groups studying disinformation.”
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Michael Benz is the Executive Director of the Foundation for Freedom Online. Previously, Mr. Benz served as Deputy Assistant Secretary for International Communications and Information Technology at the U.S. Department of State. Follow him on Twitter @FFO_Freedom.