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Petition against measures that allow the government to restrict internet, specifically social media access (generally or in times of unrest)

Submitted on Tuesday 16th August 2011

Rejected on Wednesday 21st June 2017

Current status: Rejected

Rejection code: duplicate (see below for details)

Petition Action

Petition against measures that allow the government to restrict internet, specifically social media access (generally or in times of unrest)

Additional Information

This is petition should ensure that freedom of speech is and stays guaranteed.
The government should not be allowed to restrict access to digital means of communication or censor internet content in times of war or civil unrest.
We understand the resulting challenges, but also understand that such means of communication are important to guarantee a democratic society in which no government should be allowed to decide how and what its citizens communicate.


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This petition was rejected

The Government e-Petitions Team gave the following reason:

There's already a petition about this issue. We cannot accept a new petition when we already have one about a very similar issue.

You are more likely to get action on this issue if you sign and share a single petition.

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