The Assault on Internet Free Speech

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This summer, the United Nations is taking up a proposal, sponsored by almost 100 countries, which would turnover control of the Web, our Web, to that international body!

Do you believe it!

And our President has not raised one voice in opposition to this outlandish bill!

Even his most ardent supporters must admit that this would compromise our very sovereignty.

In it is a stipulation that would even ban anonymous Internet material. That would stifle any critical statements, wouldn’t it? You bet it would!

I have grown to expect this type of anti-American behavior from the UN. American exceptionalism is a concept that is disappearing from President Obama’s vocabulary.

But now, a stranger twist.

Ever hear of the Internet Protection Act? This is not the UN. It’s not Iran or North Korea either.

It’s our own Albany Legislature who are ignoring our first amendment freedom of speech and are just intent on banning anything anonymous, especially those blogs critical of these same lawmakers. Any anonymous postings can be censored FOR ANY REASON AND ANY TIME!

And to make it even worse, HALF  OF THE ASSEMBLY REPUBLICANS ARE SPONSORING THIS OUTLANDISH BILL!

Wake up New York!

Our constitutionally guaranteed freedom of speech, (yes that includes the Internet as well) is again disappearing!!!

From the Blaze –

…On Thursday a House Energy and Commerce Committee met to discuss a proposed resolution that would “preserve and protect a global Internet” from the United Nations which is seeking broader regulatory authority.

On Wednesday, the committee introduced a resolution that would “reject the proposed international takeover of the Internet and preserve the current ‘multi-stakeholder’ model of governance.”

According to the Reuters, an International Internet Union will be discussed at the World Conference on International Telecommunications in December. Here’s more about how the Internet is currently governed:

The Internet is currently policed loosely, with technical bodies such as the Internet Engineering Task Force, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers and the World Wide Web Consortium largely dictating its infrastructure and management. The United States holds significant sway with those bodies.
When the delegations gather in Dubai, they will renegotiate a UN treaty last revisited in 1988 and debate whether to consolidate control over the Internet with the UN’s International Telecommunications Union (ITU).
The ITU is used to set communications standards, such as deciding when technologies can be labeled 4G and approving a standard for a universal telephone charger…

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