THOUGHT FOR THE DAY 03 February 2004
UN Control of Internet
Certain governments with an acute interest in domestic control over — and strict censorship of — the Internet, including Communist China, Egypt and Brazil, pushed hard at Geneva for a new UN agency to regulate and censor Internet content. Such an agency would replace the California-based International Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), which has been criticized since its creation in 1998 for its alleged pro-business and private-sector bias.Make Way for the UNternet?
The New American
January 26, 2004
EDITOR'S NOTE: What would you expect Communist nations to do?
They want United Nations to control the Internet because the UN organization
has become largely socialistic. Just look at the countries that run it.
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