Freedom of Expression at Risk
On December 20, 2007, The Seattle Times published an op-ed by Trillium Asset Management Corporation Vice President Farnum Brown and Michael Connor, the executive director of Open Mic, a nonprofit working to promote a vibrant, diverse media ecosystem through market-based solutions. Brown and Connor demanded:
COMCAST, Verizon, and AT&T need to come clean.
Those three – and other cable and telephone companies – need to disclose exactly how they decide to restrict the freedom of expression of hundreds of millions of Americans. They need to explain exactly how they decide to limit Americans’ access to the Internet and other information services. As consumers, investors and citizens, we have a right to know.
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