Social Commentary, Activism, Humanism

The meeting that could kill the internet? January 9, 2013

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The meeting that could kill the internet?

Fears of internet oppression by the UN are unfounded, writes Christian Caryl.

The internet is not a government-run telephone network.

Why is it that only governments should make these decisions?

It’s a good question.

And the answer is that they shouldn’t.

Unsurprisingly countries like China and Russia have lobbied for more controls.

So far, according to this article it’s mostly about money but I tend to think it’s also a matter of  controlling the flow of information to citizens. How many uprisings have we seen begun on social media. Not all governments of the world are so magnanimous about our personal freedoms. Some might prefer to keep the folk ignorant of what’s actually going on at home and around the world.

What do you think?


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