'On their own, new technologies do not take sides in the struggle for freedom and progress. But the United States does. We stand for a single internet where all of humanity has equal access to knowledge and ideas' Hillary Clinton, United States Secretary of State Background Clinton is calling for technology firms to fight internet censorship. She is saying that they play an important role in protecting the right to a 'free flow of information'. For Clinton, American companies should be firm and stand up for the country's values. Her speech refers to the fight that has been going on between Google and the central government. Google said it could no longer agree to censor results on its Web search engine.