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Facebook Lobbyist: ‘We’re Allowing Too Much, Maybe, Free Speech in Countries That Haven’t Experienced It Before’

facebooklogo.jpgIn a Wall Street Journal report about Facebook’s new lobbying efforts in Washington, lobbyist Adam Conner offered a surprising comment about the future of Facebook writing around the world.

Here’s the quote: “Maybe we will block content in some countries, but not others … We are occasionally held in uncomfortable positions because now we’re allowing too much, maybe, free speech in countries that haven’t experienced it before.”

We’ve linked to writers using Twitter and Facebook to write under authoritarian governments around the world. What do you think Facebook’s role should be in these countries? (Via Gawker)

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