Skip to comments.Will Obama Let the U.N. Seize The Internet?
Posted on 11/26/2012 4:12:39 PM PST by raptor22
Free Speech: The U.N. plans to control the tool that tyrants fear most technology that promotes free speech and intellectual freedom by imposing a global tax in the name of fairness. Think of net neutrality on steroids.
Elections have consequences, and one consequence of President Obama's re-election may be U.S. acquiescence to the administrative control of the Internet to the United Nations and journalist-jailing and Web-censoring regimes from Iran to Venezuela, complete with a global tax on its use.
The U.N.'s International Telecommunications Union (ITU) is holding the World Conference on International Telecommunications in Dubai from Dec. 3 to 14. U.N. member states, largely composed of Third World despots, will be meeting to update the ITU treaty arrangements for international communications.
The ITU last drafted a treaty on communications in 1988, before the dawn of the Internet as we know it, and many of the world's thugs seek to restrict its freedoms by imposing on it a global tax. The Internet was then primarily a university network, and Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg was a mere 4 years old.
Today, the self-regulating Internet means no one has to ask for permission to launch a website, and no government can tell network operators how to do their jobs. The Internet freely crosses international boundaries, making it difficult for governments to censor or to tax.
Regimes such as Russia and Iran also want an ITU rule letting them monitor Internet traffic routed through or to their countries, allowing them to eavesdrop or block access.
Since at least 2004, the ITU has tried repeatedly to wrest power from ICANN, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, the multi-stakeholder body created in 1998 to oversee domain names and addresses.
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Why no! Obama would stand up for America and free speech first, the way he always does! /
It's all about making all of us slave to the UN and government.
This country was founded on freedom and became great because of freedom. Stupid liberals don't believe in freedom.democrat Obama voters are traitors
Is the bear catholic?
The media will hide this from the American people.
Stupid liberals voted for this Obama communist traitor and so they (democrats) are against freedom and traitors also
If the UN gets to censor the Internet , sites like this one will get banned
A politician can go to the UN and silence their critics?
Who’s going to vote against that?
And when the people get pissy and complain, we’ll just close their websites. LOL!
Isn’t Obamaland great? :)
I guess now we'll have to pay a tax to the UN every-time we click on a link .and no more free market on the Internet and no more free speech. I guess liberals think UN thug despots know better what we should buy and read and say than we do for ourselves .
As a self-proclaimed “citizen of the world”, Hussein is probably in favor of it.
For the “common good”, of course.
Is it time yet?
Will Obama Let the U.N. Seize The Internet?
Is this a rhetorical question?
Until then, keep building your larder.
It won't happen the "voting" booths.
Where does OBummer get this kind of power? Nowhere in the Constitution does it say the President is free to yield sovereignty to any foreign entities.
Let the UN take control of the Internet and a second, parallel system (FreedomNet) will pop up and put the UNternet out of business.
Just my prediction
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