Governments and internet firms are wrestling with the rules for free speech online
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Governments and internet firms are wrestling with the rules for free speech onlineOct 6th 2012 | from the print edition The Economist
THE arrest of a senior executive rarely brings helpful headlines. But when Brazilian authorities briefly detained Google’s country boss on September 26th—for refusing to remove videos from its YouTube subsidiary that appeared to breach electoral laws—they helped the firm repair its image as a defender of free speech.