Umbaugh at CNN: "We need to be mindful of what we advocate" on Internet rules | Webster University

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In "Meet the Rules of the Internet," turned to Webster University philosophy professor Bruce Umbaugh for insight on how Internet rules interact with cultural norms around the world.

Umbaugh, who specializes in where philosophy intersects with the modern tech age, warns that not all parts of the world are as open as Western societies:

"There are a lot of other places in the world that are actively using the technology of the Internet to control the free communication among citizens, and to identify critics of the government and hurt them," he says. "We need to be mindful in what we advocate from our perspective that the tools that are implemented on the Net are tools for the global Net."

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