Internet rights are civil rights

In an op-ed for MSNBC, Darren Walker makes the case that threats to a free and open Internet are threats to freedom itself. “Without a renewed commitment” to Internet rights,  he notes, “we risk undermining the very core of our democracy, setting ourselves on a course for a modern-day news blackout,” he writes.

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