Americans used President Obama's "We the People" online petitioning system to address health care, veterans’ issues and illnesses among other issues. But the impact of petitions was modest and varied.
Enshrined in the Bill of Rights, free expression is a bedrock American principle, and Americans tend to express stronger support for free expression than many others around the world.
Americans and Europeans often have different perspectives on individualism, the role of government, free expression, religion and morality.
Many people around the world consider free expression in cyberspace to be a fundamental right.