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U.N. Seeks to Control Internet

U.N. Seeks to Control Internet
November 26.2012
the staff of the Ridgewood blog

Ridgewood NJ, Next week the United Nations’ International Telecommunications Union will meet in Dubai to discuss how to gain control of the Internet. Representatives of 193 nations will attend the nearly two week long meeting.

Many proposals have been put forth by authoritarian governments to censor the Internet and control its content. State bureaucrats are in effect looking to rewire the Internet disrupting the free flow of information.

“Next week the ITU holds a negotiating conference in Dubai, and past months have brought many leaks of proposals for a new treaty. U.S. congressional resolutions and much of the commentary, including in this column, have focused on proposals by authoritarian governments to censor the Internet. Just as objectionable are proposals that ignore how the Internet works, threatening its smooth and open operations,” reports the Wall Street Journal.( )

“Having the Internet rewired by bureaucrats would be like handing a Stradivarius to a gorilla. The Internet is made up of 40,000 networks that interconnect among 425,000 global routes, cheaply and efficiently delivering messages and other digital content among more than two billion people around the world, with some 500,000 new users a day. …( )

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