U.N. ambassador John Bolton predicted that the impending transfer of Internet domain control from American supervision to an international body will mean the end of the Internet “as we know it.” Bolton explained that we should be “very concerned” about the transfer from “a national-security perspective.”Yes, the pending transfer of the internet out of American hands is really serious—possibly the greatest threat to freedom I have written about in 13 years of blogging—and it seems to be something that hardly any Americans know about. Call and/or write your Representatives and Senators and urge them to vote for legislation to block the transfer of the internet out of US control.
“What we’ve gotten out of the Internet, under the shelter of a private American organization that contracts with the Commerce Department, [is] one of the few cases that I can think of in our history where we’ve had that kind of government involvement without regulation and interference,” said Bolton.
But because it’s entirely a U.S. government proposition with U.S. people involved, the Internet has been free and open. If, as the Administration wants to do, it’s transferred to an international body, I will predict right here: within 10 years it will come under the control of the United Nations, and the Internet as we know it will end because there are governments around the world that are already doing everything they can to prevent a free and open Internet in their countries, and it will extend to ours in due course.Bolton called the Internet handover “a mistake of such colossal proportions that you would have thought we’d have a huge debate about it in this country.” Read the rest.
Sunday, September 25, 2016
Ambassador John Bolton on Obama’s Internet Handover: ‘Within Ten Years, the Internet as We Know It Will End’
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