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Murphy, Kane call for unbiased student Internet access

U.S. Sen. Chris Murphy and state Sen. Rob Kane (Hugh McQuaid photo)
U.S. Sen. Chris Murphy and state Sen. Rob Kane (Hugh McQuaid photo)

HARTFORD, Conn. – Democratic U.S. Sen. Chris Murphy and Republican state Sen. Rob Kane put aside election-year politics Monday morning to call on school boards to allow students Internet access to obtain information from all over the political spectrum.

The senators held a press conference in the Legislative Office Building in response to reports of a high school student from Woodbury who discovered that the Internet filter at Nonnewaug High School was blocking some conservative-leaning websites while allowing access to some liberal-leaning websites.

Murphy and Kane agreed that young people should have access to information necessary to encourage an open civic dialogue. They said it was a non-partisan issue.

“This is not a Democrat or Republican issue,” Kane, whose district includes Woodbury, said. “It’s a not a political issue, actually. It’s about access, it’s about freedoms, it’s about choice. The Internet access for our high school individuals and beyond should not be limited or biased in any way.”

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