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Google Chief Says ‘Dangerous Period’ ahead for Burma Internet

2 April 2013

Google’s chairman Eric Schmidt, who visited Burma on March 23, said he is concerned about the future of the Internet in Burma. He wrote in a blog post on Monday that the ongoing violence could lead to a new era of online censorship. Schmidt wrote: “We are entering a dangerous period for the Internet in Myanmar. What happens when a religious group falsely claims damages from others … will the Army be sent in, too? The country cannot even agree on a press freedoms law for the newspapers, and freedom of political speech is a one year old concept.”