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A free and open Internet for all [Commentary]
A free and open Internet for all [Commentary]

From ice bucket challenges to the upcoming midterm elections, we are reminded again and again how the Internet has changed the way we live and connect and organize. Digital equality has become fundamental to economic, cultural and political equality. Until this year's Oscar "selfie" by Ellen DeGeneres, the most tweeted picture in our history was the re-election photo of President and Mrs. Obama embracing. But the more important the Internet becomes, the more critical it is that this digital public square be open to all — if we've learned anything in recent years, it's that authorities are far too quick to shut down protests, silence journalists or even lock...