The Internet Social Forum emerged from the World Social Forum
(WSF) as a means to envision the role of the internet in help shape a new world on broadly similar lines to the WSF.
It was founded in March 2015 at the Tunis WSF Conference
Four demands were included in the ''Tunis Call for a People's Internet'':
* "Decisive action to curb the indiscriminate mass surveillance
being implemented by corporations, security agencies and governments."
* "Decentralization --to the greatest extent possible-- of the Internet's technical, data and economic structures; and access to a net-neutral Internet, as a right, which would include support for community-owned networks and public infrastructure. We also defend the freedom of people-to-people communication."
* "Harnessing the Internet revolution to build global solidarity among people's movements, and enable them to share their experiences globally and learn from one another."
* "A people's Internet must be driven first and foremost by the people. An Internet driven by big business, hand-in-hand with big government does not represent the public interest. We will defend the right of grassroots organizations and social movements, alongside other civil society actors, to have a seat at any global negotiations on the governance of the Internet."
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