Today's Hard|Forum Post
Today's Hard|Forum Post

Thursday December 13, 2012

UN Group Gives Nod for Greater Internet Oversight

How in the world can the countries with the most restrictions on the internet have any say so in how the rest of the world uses it?

A rival group آ— including China, Russia, Gulf Arab states and others آ— favors U.N. backing for stronger sway by governments over all levels of Internet affairs. They appeared to win a critical preliminary battle early Thursday when the meeting's chairman declared consensus on a proposal for a more "active" government role in Internet dealings.