What we’ve done

A community of action.

We think the Internet is great. It’s the most powerful vehicle for creation, expression, and innovation that the world has ever seen. And it’s a powerful platform for organizing communities around issues that matter, too.

Google Take Action uses the Internet to do just that. We help Internet users understand policies that affect the things they care about—from government surveillance to copyright, from patent reform to competition, and from censorship to Internet governance. Then, working alongside a wide range of partner organizations and nonprofits, we provide ways for people around the world to come together to change things.

See what our community has accomplished and join us to stand up for what you believe.

Timeline

January
2012

Don’t censor the web.

Congress proposed two bills, SOPA and PIPA, that would have censored the Internet and slowed economic growth. Millions of people spoke out, and the proposals were defeated.

November
2012

An open and inclusive Internet needs the same kind of policy.

When the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) convened a closed-door meeting to regulate the Internet and limit free expression, users around the world voiced their concern. Fifty-five nations refused to sign the treaty.

December
2013

Dear U.S. government: Get a warrant!

More than 100,000 people called on the White House to better protect our data and communications online by reforming the Electronic Communications Privacy Act (ECPA).

June
2014

Reform government surveillance.

Edward Snowden’s shocking revelations about U.S. surveillance programs catalyzed an important effort to reform the law. Together, we demanded that Congress close major loopholes in the USA FREEDOM Act.

June
2014

Internet governance explained.

We called on a father of the Internet to explain who manages the Internet’s address book. See what Vint Cerf had to say.

September
2014

Keeping the Internet competitive and open.

The FCC was thinking about how to protect open access to the Internet. We made our stance clear: No Internet access provider should block or degrade Internet traffic, nor should they sell ‘fast lanes’ that prioritize some Internet services over others. The next year, the FCC put strong net neutrality rules in place.

 

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