RNC platform committee approves plank in support of “Internet Freedom” — whatever that means

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The Republican National Convention’s platform committee on Tuesday approved a plank supporting “Internet freedom” without any discussion, but the RNC has refused to release the language until the platform is finalized and approved at the convention next week.

The buzz is that the language is close to that submitted by the Campaign for Liberty, the Ron Paul-backed libertarian group. Its legislative director, Matthew Hawes, declined to provide any language, but did reaffirm the group’s own “Internet Freedom Manifesto.” Nevertheless, the shout-out to the issue – however it’s written – should mark a notable development for the GOP, which lacked in its 2008 platform any mention of Internet freedom.

Via Morning Tech.

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