For the first time the United States has earned a place on Reporters Without Borders’s “Enemies of the Internet” list:
This is the first time the US has made it onto RSF’s list. While the US government doesn’t censor online content, and pours money into promoting Internet freedom worldwide, the National Security Agency’s unapologetic dragnet surveillance and the government’s treatment of whistleblowers have earned it a spot on the index.
When you get a place on a list that includes Cuba, North Korea, Belarus, and Syria, I think that some reflection is called for. At the very least.