House Tells Obama to Stand Up for US Internet

William Begelow
Big Government
3 Aug 2012

The House of Representatives, in a rare show of unanimity, approved a resolution that urged Barack Obama to stand against international proposals that would give the UN more control over the Internet. There are proposals in the works to be presented in Dubai in December that would give the UN’s International Telecommunication Union (ITU) more control over the Internet. Other powerful countries are in favor of the move, including China, Russia, Brazil, India and other U.N. members.

The resolution exhorted Obama to “promote a global Internet free from government control and preserve and advance the successful multistakeholder model that governs the Internet today.” The Obama administration has taken the same position as the House…

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