Lawmakers on Thursday said they are united when it comes to keeping the Internet free from centralized control and preventing the United Nations from
gaining power over Web content and infrastructure.
The U.S. government wants to bring as much ammunition as possible to a December meeting in Dubai where delegations from 193 countries will discuss
whether to hand governance of the Internet over to the United Nations.
The United States fears December's treaty-writing conference could turn the Internet into a political bargaining chip and could empower efforts by
countries like China, Russia and Iran to erode Internet freedoms and isolate their populations.
The Tennessee Republican commended the Obama administration's efforts to thwart giving an international governing body power over the Internet.
exactly that what I thought
The lawmakers fear that countries like China, Russia, Iran, Saudi Arabia and others could politick smaller nations who have little interest in the
issue to back them in giving them greater ability to isolate their populations and silence political dissidents.
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