Obama’s ‘Internet surrender’ to despots is denounced

Jun 15, 2016AI World Society Summit


L. Gordon Crovitz writes in The Wall Street Journal in a column headlined “The Battle Over Obama’s Internet Surrender”:

“It’s make or break for the Internet as we know it. Unless Congress acts this summer, the Obama administration will end U.S. protection of the Internet, handing authoritarian regimes the power they have long sought to censor the web globally, including in the U.S.

“The battle lines were drawn last week when the Obama administration backed a plan submitted by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, or Icann, to free itself in September from the U.S. oversight that has kept the internet open since the 1990s. In response, bills were introduced in the Senate and House to block the Obama Internet surrender.’’

To read the entire column, please hit this link.