House to examine plan for United Nations to regulate the Internet (How Dumb Can They Be?)

House lawmakers will consider an international proposal next week to give the United Nations more control over the Internet.

The proposal is backed by China, Russia, Brazil, India and other UN members, and would give the UN’s International Telecommunication Union (ITU) more control over the governance of the Internet.

It’s an unpopular idea with lawmakers on both sides of the aisle in Congress, and officials with the Obama administration have also criticized it.

“We’re quite concerned,” Larry Strickling, the head of the Commerce Department’s National Telecommunications and Information Administration, said in an interview with The Hill earlier this year.

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via House to examine plan for United Nations to regulate the Internet (How Dumb Can They Be?).

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One Response to House to examine plan for United Nations to regulate the Internet (How Dumb Can They Be?)

  1. genomega1 says:

    Reblogged this on News You May Have Missed and commented:
    House to examine plan for United Nations to regulate the Internet (How Dumb Can They Be?)

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