Sanjana Hattotuwa, a special advisor at ICT4Peace, raised the question of corporate accountability on issues such as privacy, self-censorship, deference to government authorities, and the archiving of data for public access. Rohozinski referenced the role of telecommunications companies in establishing de facto conditions for online actions. Tipson cited Syrian activists who complain that Google’s application of local standards of decency in deciding what to allow on YouTube inhibits their ability to display the brutality of the Assad regime.

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