Clinton's internet freedom speech: What should she say? (Live now)
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Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is set to deliver a "major policy address" today about Internet freedom.
According to the Associated Press, Clinton will warn that governments if you repress citizens online, you do so at your own risk.
Clinton's speech comes at a sensitive time for North African and Middle Eastern countries that are struggling to contain protests inspired by revolutions in Egypt and Tunisia.
What do you think Clinton should say? Do you view Internet freedom as a human right? Some argue that without social media protesters would not have been successful.
When Egypt pulled the plug on Internet access, the Post's Monica Hesse examined a question that "on its face, sounds ludicrous":
"...It's not the loss of Flickr pages and Tumblogs and Sad Keanus that constitutes human rights abuse. Not really...
The chilling aspect of an Internet clampdown is the assumption that lies behind it: If you will not let your people tweet, what else will you not let them do?"
The speech is the latest response to a situation that has had a ripple effect in the Middle East.
What should Clinton say about Internet freedom? Is it a human right? The Arab world is struggling to contain protests that first took root online. How should the U.S. deal with allies that repress their citizens online? Give us your thoughts by using #WhatClintonShouldSay on Twitter and we'll post some responses right here.
| February 15, 2011; 12:12 PM ET
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