Trump opposes plan for U.S. to cede internet oversight…..  ~  “…Congress should block the handover, scheduled to occur on Oct. 1, “or internet freedom will be lost for good, since there will be no way to make it great again once it is lost,”…”

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Trump opposes plan for U.S. to cede internet oversightReuters ^ | September 21, 2016 | Dustin VolzPosted on 9/21/2016, 8:05:35 PM by bushwonRepublican presidential nominee Donald Trump opposes a long-planned transition of oversight of the internet’s technical management from the U.S. government to a global community of stakeholders, his campaign said in a statement on Wednesday.Congress should block the handover, scheduled to occur on Oct. 1, “or internet freedom will be lost for good, since there will be no way to make it great again once it is lost,”

Stephen Miller, national policy director for the Trump campaign, said in a statement.Senator Ted Cruz of Texas, a former presidential primary foe of Trump’s who has refused to endorse the real estate developer, has led a movement in congress to block the transition, arguing it could cede control of the internet itself to authoritarian regimes like Russia and China and threaten online freedom.Technical experts have said those claims are baseless, and that a delay will backfire by undermining U.S. credibility in future international negotiations over internet standards and security.(Excerpt) Read more at reuters.com …

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