Obama, Romney in science showdown!

Candidates 'debate' global warming, science education, energy policy for citizens' group

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Economic growth and technological innovation, not economy-suppressing regulation, is the key to environmental protection in the long run.

Question: What role, if any, should the federal government play in managing the Internet to ensure its robust social, scientific, and economic role?

Obama: I support legislation to protect intellectual property online, but any effort to combat online piracy must not reduce freedom of expression, increase cybersecurity risk, or undermine the dynamic, innovative global Internet.

Romney: It is not the role of any government to “manage” the Internet. I would rely primarily on innovation and market forces, not bureaucrats, to shape the Internet and maximize its economic, social and scientific value.

You can read the rest of their answers here.

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