[RFI] French internet provider blocks ads in face-off with Google

France's Digital Economy Minister Fleur Pellerin was to hold crisis talks on Monday over a decision by the country's second largest telecoms company, Free, to block online advertisements. [...]

Analysts believe the company is seeking to put pressure on US internet giant Google to play a bigger role in financing telecom infrastructure. [...]

Free's move contradicts the idea of a democratic internet, Jérémie Zimmermann of the online citizen advocacy group La Quadrature du net told RFI. [...]

http://www.english.rfi.fr/americas/20130107-french-internet-provider-blo...

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