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Alert! UN to Shut Down Internet Oct 1, 2016 Full Censorship, Full Control

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Alternative media has changed the course of history by forcing issues like 9/11, Benghazi and Hillary’s health.  We are making a dent in our world through the internet. And now, our digital platform…or soap box is in grave jeopardy!

President Obama wants this to be the last month of an open, uncensored internet guaranteed by the U.S. government. His plan to end American stewardship would hand new power to authoritarian governments offended by the internet as we know it.


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The good news is it appears congressional leaders have agreed to rescue the internet in time to prevent the Sept. 30 expiration of U.S. oversight. Sen. Ted Cruz, who has pushed hard against the plan since it was announced two years ago, told me last week he’s “cautiously optimistic” legislators will block it through a rider to the federal budget: “The basic proposition of keeping the internet free has united Republicans across the spectrum and should also unite Democrats with Republicans.”

Top Senate and House Republicans have signaled they will ensure U.S. oversight continues to protect the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, or Icann, and its stakeholders. The leaders of the four congressional committees that oversee the internet—Sen. John Thune and Rep. Fred Upton (Commerce) and Sen. Chuck Grassley and Rep. Bob Goodlatte (Judiciary)—sent a detailed letter last week to Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker and Attorney General Loretta Lynch: “This irreversible decision could result in a less transparent and accountable internet governance regime or provide an opportunity for an enhanced role for authoritarian nation-states.” They focused on several fatal problems with the Obama plan:

Several countries are committed to ending Icann’s status as a U.S. legal entity, which would invalidate its legal protections. “The matter of jurisdiction alone raises questions,” the legislators wrote. “These critically important jurisdictional issues cannot wait for resolution after the transition occurs.”

Icann’s monopoly over the root zone of domain names earns it hundreds of millions of dollars in annual revenues. Icann should not become an unregulated monopoly. “We have serious concerns about the ability to ensure that Icann would follow its own bylaws” absent oversight, the lawmakers wrote. An unregulated monopoly is more dangerous than a monopoly regulated by the U.S.

The legislators also rejected the claim of Icann’s general counsel, in a letter in today’s Wall Street Journal, that Icann never had an antitrust exemption. They cited a federal appeals court decision in 2000 finding antitrust immunity arising from operating the root zone under the U.S. government contract. That’s important because authoritarian governments would argue Icann could only regain antitrust exemption by joining the United Nations or another government-led organization. The lawmakers found it “troubling” that Obama administration lawyers failed even to ask what happens to Icann’s antitrust status if the U.S. contract ends.

The Constitution says Congress must approve the sale of government property. The Icann contract is government property worth billions of dollars, yet the Obama administration has ignored the requirement to seek congressional approval. “Absent clear legal certainty, moving forward with the transition could have devastating consequences for internet users,” the legislators write, because litigation would create questions about who has authority to award and manage internet addresses.

Each of these objections is enough to retain U.S. oversight, but the broader point is that the internet ain’t broke and doesn’t need fixing. Icann’s stakeholders—developers, engineers, network operators and entrepreneurs—are free to operate an open internet because U.S. protection prevents Moscow, Beijing, Tehran and other authoritarian regimes from meddling. The Obama administration may not be comfortable with American exceptionalism, but the internet fosters free speech and innovation because it was built in the image of the U.S.

The administration has been reduced to arguing that having been promised an end to U.S. oversight, other countries will now be upset if this doesn’t happen. Too bad. Why make authoritarians happy by giving them the power to censor websites globally, including in the U.S.?

Sen. Cruz observed it was interesting that the Obama plan “doesn’t have much in the way of outspoken Democratic support,” though the Democratic platform supports the Obama handover, which the Republican platform opposes. It would be fascinating if internet freedom became an issue in the presidential election.

One of the first people to object to the Obama plan was Bill Clinton, whose administration created the system of U.S. stewardship of the internet in the 1990s. Soon after the plan was announced in 2014, Mr. Clinton warned: “A lot of people who have been trying to take this authority away from the U.S. want to do it for the sole purpose of cracking down on Internet freedom and limiting it and having governments protect their backsides instead of empower their people.”

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    • carolina4

      just in time for a new candidate. i guess we’re going old school, people.

    • rmstock

      Obama to throw away the keys to the Internet Kingdom, an All American
      Invention. “At least The Donald won’t get his hands on this, when I
      leave”. The U.N. can or may be the best World Organization ever
      invented, I claim that the U.N. is NOT democratic at all, even worse
      exercises VETO ship to breakdown good things. It’s a bad idea. Look at
      the number of disenfranchised peoples from Somalia who come to the US
      and Europe who have been kicked from their own lands which they own. The
      U.N. is the last organization who will address their loss of land. The
      US House and the US Congress are at least Democratic elected bodies,
      whereas the U.N President is appointed and NOT elected :

      Covert Communist take-over of U.N. is taking place

      Such an organization should never preside over the keys to the Internet

    • VirusGuard

      Nope not possible because they would have to close down all the ISPs and try to block all the DNS servers but it would be nice to see an end to Facebook and Google.

      Tell me Christopher Watson how can you get full control when you have this little thing called encryption so thanks
      for the click-bait title but no thanks.

    • Don - 1

      …this will not happen. Why? Billions and billions of ad dollars are collected on the Internet. The entire health system of the USA is connected to the Internet, as is the government/private legal system. Those, plus millions of other critical systems totally rely on the Internet to function.

    • wiseoldlady




      It is still despicable how people lied about such a good man and blamed him for stuff he NEVER did. Those gullible should certainly see by now what a clown and HUGE LIAR Trump is!!! Trump feeds the crowds what they want to hear but NOTHING will change for the better. Thanks to all the idiots we have two crooked worthless morons running for president. And we have this amazing man Ted Cruz behind the scenes trying so hard to SAVE our 1st AMENDENT that Trump is trying to destroy every time Trump opens his big mouth and condemns or wants to punish the Washington Post or whomever criticizes the childish tyrant.

      • drdeb

        I am supporting this cause despite lying Ted being a cheerleader.
        Cruzbots are worse than even Obots.
        USA citizens are NOT interested in a North America Union.
        Those born in this country demand our sovereignty.
        Cupcake, if by any stroke we are stuck w/Hillary, you malcontents wear it.
        BTW, I was a district and state GOP voting delegate and saw 1st hand the sneakiness and the attempt to blow up the RNC by corrupt loser Cruzbot clowns.
        You lost. Get over it. Teddy’s future in politics is dead and you are a traitor to the GOP and to our nation.
        Move to Canada!

    • Godzilla

      The last people I would want controlling the internet are middle eastern monarchs that stone women for cheating, that execute drug dealers, that throw gays off buildings, etc. And of course no more honest journalism calling out corruption wherever it may be, just msm parroting what the elite want.

      Obama and bush jr are evil personified! They make the clintons look lame by comparison.

    • tatsmaki

      General cleaning of Earth is underway:
      B. Obama, Hillary & Bill Clinton, D. Trump died with brain cancer
      Putin was assassinated by Israel
      Sept. 19, 2016

    • Canderson

      Psychopaths are Destroying our World

      Hollywood Is Full Of Dark Occultists & CIA Agents, Jay Dyer

      • Canderson

        Those who are not having 4, 8, 10 children are overwhelmed by the so called refugees, you fuck all sides I say.

      • Canderson

        This time YOU go down.

    • Air Quotes Shill Air Quotes

      Weird, when I search “internet shut down” here on B BIN, I see a few news stories a year, every year, claiming that that year the internet as we know it will be shut down.

      A couple even say Trump is going to do it.

      Strange thing is, it never happens!

      Weird huh.

    • theDude

      In the long run, it does not seem to benefit the intelligence apparatus: returning to private analog communications would make surveillance of the people more costly and difficult to the government. I guess that they will not be concerned with accuracy or facts, for that matter… just willing informants.

    • propel7

      The Rothchild/Jesuit satanist Bankers contrived, own and operate the UN. They are trying to create a way to tax and control the world though the UN. Soon after they achieve this they will create a Police Force that ENFORCES their controls, demands and taxes. The Bankers have waged Subversion, robbery and murder of the innocents and powerless for a very long time to create their One World Govt. they hope to achieve using the UN. EXECUTE the Bankers. God does not bleed. Not any more.

    • AreUforReal

      What a load of shit. Another ‘news’ story destined for the BIN.

    • breck

      Oh ,not again.When will the sky stop falling.If the sky is always falling why don’t you just crawl in a hole. But for a laugh I will keep reading. Can hardly wait till tomorrow. Bet the sky will be falling. :lol:

    • Pirvonen

      Are we supposed to believe that the U.S. government, no matter under whose administration, will be a staunch advocate of freedom of speech and dissenting opinion?

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