Only Days Left Before Obama Surrenders Control of Internet to Global Community

On September 28th, Congress was left with only three days before they officially surrender the internet to the global community — and they don’t appear to be in any hurry.

There are only three days left until President Barack Obama gives up the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) to the international community, ending online freedom of expression and enterprise as we know it.

It is just the latest in a series of steps that Obama has taken to undermine American power, regardless of the consequences. And just like the failed Russian “reset,” the Libya war, the Iraq pullout and the Iran deal, it is doomed to failure, and irreversible.

At the New York Times, Danielle Kehl of New America’s Open Technology Institute attempts to make the best case for the handover. She argues that the U.S. always intended to give up control of ICANN, that ICANN works well enough to be given up, and that the new multi-stakeholder model is preferable to one in which governments exert direct control of ICANN.

The current congress has been known for their last-minute deals, but no one on the left seems too concerned with powering this legislation through with only hours left. It may be time to kiss an American-led free internet goodbye.

Source: Breitbart



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