The Internet has bigger problems than Facebook, and it’s Obama’s fault…..
Washington Examiner ^ | April 16, 2018 | Mark Grabowski
Posted on 4/16/2018, 12:08:43 PM by caww
If you think Facebook has problems, they’re nothing compared to the fiasco at the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers. Americans should be far more alarmed about what’s happening with the obscure, private California company that oversees the Internet’s backbone.
“ICANN’s ” gross mismanagement of behind-the-scenes technical operations threatens the security, interoperability, and openness of the entire Internet, industry experts warn. Unlike the Facebook situation, however, there may not be much lawmakers can do.
President Barack Obama paradoxically decided ICANN was better off without any government intervention. ICANN now has absolute control of key Internet infrastructure and answers to no one.
As was forewarned in a Washington Examiner column, absolute power has corrupted ICANN absolutely. The Internet is drastically changing for the worse under its stewardship. And the transfer likely can’t be reversed, concede advisers for President Trump, who campaigned against it.
ICANN’s core values have been compromised since it’s no longer subject to U.S. jurisdiction and the First Amendment.
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