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House to examine plan for United Nations to regulate the Internet

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Brendan Sasso
The Hill [1]
May 28, 2012

House lawmakers will consider an international proposal next week to give the United Nations more control over the Internet.

The proposal is backed by China, Russia, Brazil, India and other UN members, and would give the UN’s International Telecommunication Union (ITU) more control over the governance of the Internet.

It’s an unpopular idea with lawmakers on both sides of the aisle in Congress, and officials with the Obama administration have also criticized it.

“We’re quite concerned,” Larry Strickling, the head of the Commerce Department’s National Telecommunications and Information Administration, said in an interview with The Hill earlier this year.

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[1] The Hill: http://thehill.com/blogs/hillicon-valley/technology/229653-house-to-examine-plan-to-let-un-regulate-internet

[2] House to Consider Handing Over Internet Regulation to United Nations: http://www.prisonplanet.com/house-to-consider-handing-over-internet-regulation-to-united-nations.html

[3] United Nations Calls for Internet Big Brother System to Combat Terrorism: http://www.prisonplanet.com/united-nations-calls-for-internet-big-brother-system-to-combat-terrorism.html

[4] UN considers establishing global internet police force to regulate the web: http://www.prisonplanet.com/un-considers-establishing-global-internet-police-force-to-regulate-the-web.html

[5] New U.S. Push to Regulate Internet Access: http://www.prisonplanet.com/new-u-s-push-to-regulate-internet-access.html

[6] Berlusconi plans to use G8 presidency to ‘regulate the internet’: http://www.prisonplanet.com/berlusconi-plans-to-use-g8-presidency-to-regulate-the-internet.html

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