US officials say "no" to UN Internet control2012.06.01 07:51 by Daniela
U.S. lawmakers on Thursday introduced a resolution to fight against any international efforts to put regulations on the Internet. With this resolution they said "no" to proposals to bring the Internet under United Nations' control.
In December, U.N. members will vote on an update of a 1988 communications treaty and consider proposals to extend oversight to the Internet. Some countries, including Russia and China, say the Internet is still controlled by the United States and that a UN effort would give a greater voice to the developing world. But many in the US fear a UN-governed Internet would give authoritarian nations the power to throttle free speech, and allow others to impose tariff or other restrictions.
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