Congress Wants The UN To Control The Internet.

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#1 Posted by Shinobi120 (5570 posts) -

Congress to consider giving more control of the Internet to UN.

Critics say plan would make it easier for other countries to silence dissidents

The U.S. government is trying to drum up support, both domestically and internationally, to preserve a decentralized Internet.

Go to ****ing hell, Congress. I'm so sick of them & this Government that keeps taking away our rights one by one. Either fire/abolish them along with the Republican/Democratic parties, etc.

Ugh. I'm just so mad right now...

#2 Posted by chessmaster1989 (29755 posts) -
Disagree with this. The role of the US government should be to preserve net neutrality and an open, uncensored Internet for the American people.
#3 Posted by kalparun (112 posts) -
How is this news
#4 Posted by airshocker (30978 posts) -

Disagree with this. The role of the US government should be to preserve net neutrality and an open, uncensored Internet for the American people.chessmaster1989

#5 Posted by Aljosa23 (25980 posts) -

What rights are being taken away?

#6 Posted by Zeviander (9503 posts) -
That's just what we need, a do-nothing international faff-about organization with a permanent security council controlling the last bastion of free speech on the Earth.
#7 Posted by leviathan91 (7763 posts) -

"The U.S. government is trying to drum up support, both domestically and internationally, to preserve a decentralized Internet."

Isn't that a good thing? Am I missing something? :?

#8 Posted by kalparun (112 posts) -
That's just what we need, a do-nothing international faff-about organization with a permanent security council controlling the last bastion of free speech on the Earth.Zeviander
It's become just a cess pool of politically correct zombies anyway.
#9 Posted by Shinobi120 (5570 posts) -

How is this newskalparun

"The U.S. government is trying to drum up support, both domestically and internationally, to preserve a decentralized Internet."

Isn't that a good thing? Am I missing something? :?

leviathan91

I think that you should read this to get a better glimpse about it.

#10 Posted by chessmaster1989 (29755 posts) -

"The U.S. government is trying to drum up support, both domestically and internationally, to preserve a decentralized Internet."

Isn't that a good thing? Am I missing something? :?

leviathan91
For me at least, I trust the US government more than I trust the UN to preserve Internet freedoms.
#11 Posted by LordQuorthon (5388 posts) -

I blame the Freemasons.

#12 Posted by jimkabrhel (15432 posts) -

Disagree with this. The role of the US government should be to preserve net neutrality and an open, uncensored Internet for the American people.chessmaster1989

#13 Posted by kalparun (112 posts) -

[QUOTE="chessmaster1989"]Disagree with this. The role of the US government should be to preserve net neutrality and an open, uncensored Internet for the American people.jimkabrhel

i lold
#14 Posted by chessmaster1989 (29755 posts) -
[QUOTE="jimkabrhel"]

[QUOTE="chessmaster1989"]Disagree with this. The role of the US government should be to preserve net neutrality and an open, uncensored Internet for the American people.kalparun

i lold

Care to explain?
#15 Posted by LJS9502_basic (152412 posts) -
Disagree with this. The role of the US government should be to preserve net neutrality and an open, uncensored Internet for the American people.chessmaster1989
#16 Posted by coolbeans90 (21305 posts) -

[QUOTE="chessmaster1989"]Disagree with this. The role of the US government should be to preserve net neutrality and an open, uncensored Internet for the American people.airshocker

#17 Posted by coolbeans90 (21305 posts) -

So much blank quoting ITT.

< 3 America

#18 Posted by chessmaster1989 (29755 posts) -

So much blank quoting ITT.

< 3 America

coolbeans90
#19 Posted by wis3boi (32007 posts) -

I want the internet to control congress

#20 Posted by nocoolnamejim (15136 posts) -
Never seen such violent agreement among the Gamespotian population.
#21 Posted by Stevo_the_gamer (43239 posts) -
Disagree with this. The role of the US government should be to preserve net neutrality and an open, uncensored Internet for the American people.chessmaster1989
This, indeed.
#22 Posted by Gamefan1986 (1325 posts) -

Hey OP, just wanted to let you know that the title of your thread is almost the exact opposite of the message that the article you linked to is trying to get across.

It says there is going to be an international debate on the subject in Dubai and the fear among most US officials is that countries like China and Russia are going to use increased UN control to silence political dissidents, and the White House has already gone on record that they want ot keep the Internet as open and free as possible.

#23 Posted by Stevo_the_gamer (43239 posts) -

Never seen such violent agreement among the Gamespotian population.nocoolnamejim
Only two things will spark open agreement. Internet, and porn.

Edit: And maybe video games.

#24 Posted by LJS9502_basic (152412 posts) -

[QUOTE="nocoolnamejim"]Never seen such violent agreement among the Gamespotian population.Stevo_the_gamer

Only two things will spark open agreement. Internet, and porn.

Edit: And maybe video games.

No...see SW.
#25 Posted by Blue-Sky (10346 posts) -

"The U.S. government is trying to drum up support, both domestically and internationally, to preserve a decentralized Internet"

Then goes on to say:

"The House panel said in a memo released on Tuesday that there is bipartisan agreement that the United States should stand firm in opposing any treaty provisions at the WCIT that would give the U.N. substantial control of the Internet."

So I'm curious as to where OP got his title. The UN is simply having a debate, and our official stance opposes central governship. Congress wants the opposite.

#26 Posted by kalparun (112 posts) -
[QUOTE="Stevo_the_gamer"]

[QUOTE="nocoolnamejim"]Never seen such violent agreement among the Gamespotian population.LJS9502_basic

Only two things will spark open agreement. Internet, and porn.

Edit: And maybe video games.

No...see SW.

The agreement there is that everything sucks.
#27 Posted by pariah3 (969 posts) -

I agree with this decision by the UN.

The Internet is its current state is one big jungle where every idiot can write what he wants and do what he wants.

#28 Posted by leviathan91 (7763 posts) -

"The U.S. government is trying to drum up support, both domestically and internationally, to preserve a decentralized Internet"

Then goes on to say:

"The House panel said in a memo released on Tuesday that there is bipartisan agreement that the United States should stand firm in opposing any treaty provisions at the WCIT that would give the U.N. substantial control of the Internet."

So I'm curious as to where OP got his title. The UN is simply having a debate, and our official stance opposes central governship.

Blue-Sky

Oh you know... NWO, Congress is evil, blah, blah, blah.

I would like to see how the debates go on this.

#29 Posted by GummiRaccoon (13651 posts) -

So much blank quoting ITT.

< 3 America

coolbeans90

#30 Posted by CHOASXIII (14648 posts) -

I hope this never happens.

#31 Posted by sSubZerOo (44160 posts) -

I agree with this decision by the UN.

The Internet is its current state is one big jungle where every idiot can write what he wants and do what he wants.

pariah3
And what if we view that idiot to be you? Would you be ok if we silenced you?
#32 Posted by Bloodseeker23 (8338 posts) -
Never seen such violent agreement among the Gamespotian population.nocoolnamejim
:lol: I know right. WE ARE UNITING :O
#33 Posted by leviathan91 (7763 posts) -

[QUOTE="nocoolnamejim"]Never seen such violent agreement among the Gamespotian population.Bloodseeker23
:lol: I know right. WE ARE UNITING :O

We should declare independence or something.

#34 Posted by Blue-Sky (10346 posts) -

[QUOTE="nocoolnamejim"]Never seen such violent agreement among the Gamespotian population.Stevo_the_gamer

Only two things will spark open agreement. Internet, and porn.

Aren't they both the same thing?

#35 Posted by pariah3 (969 posts) -

And what if we view that idiot to be you? Would you be ok if we silenced you?sSubZerOo

The Internet in its current state is a sewer and it needs supervision. That's because many people abuse the anonymity of the Internet to bully and harass others so someone obviously needs to keep an eye on on this system and prevent some of the abuses inherent on the Internet.

For example look at the English Wikipedia, the only free Enyclopedia on the Internet in the English language. The English Wikipedia currently has 4,101,913 articles but much of it is just false and repeating information intending to confuse the reader instead of giving them any true insight into the nature of things.

#36 Posted by RadecSupreme (4736 posts) -

Now this truly calls for a revolution. Ignorant old congressmen supporting more control. F that S.

#37 Posted by supa_badman (16661 posts) -
[QUOTE="Zeviander"]That's just what we need, a do-nothing international faff-about organization with a permanent security council controlling the last bastion of free speech on the Earth.kalparun
It's become just a cess pool of politically correct zombies anyway.

Lol Well You got a point
#38 Posted by Barbariser (6761 posts) -

China, Russia, Iran, Saudi Arabia, .etc probably don't have enough economic leverage to make the E.U. and U.S. agree to increased internet regulation, and the U.N. doesn't have the power to enforce such a thing on Europe and North America anyway.

#39 Posted by Jebus213 (8922 posts) -
Disagree with this. The role of the US government should be to preserve net neutrality and an open, uncensored Internet for the American people.chessmaster1989
#40 Posted by Alter_Echo (10722 posts) -

For what it's worth. They probably wouldn't do anything...sorta like how they do nothing now...

#41 Posted by famicommander (8524 posts) -
The UN sucks and so does censorship.
#42 Posted by pariah3 (969 posts) -

The UN sucks and so does censorship. famicommander

But it's not censorship. Some censorship can actually be good.

Many Internet message boards a full of hostile and abusive people. I know this because I was bullied and mistreated on Internet message boards many times before.

So someone obviously needs to keep the Internet bullies in check.

#44 Posted by kuraimen (28078 posts) -
Well the UN's incompetence could be a good thing then. They couldn't control the internet even if they want to.
#45 Posted by junglist101 (5462 posts) -

Looks like the story in op's link is gone.

#46 Posted by Kamekazi_69 (4704 posts) -

[QUOTE="famicommander"]The UN sucks and so does censorship. pariah3

But it's not censorship. Some censorship can actually be good.

Many Internet message boards a full of hostile and abusive people. I know this because I was bullied and mistreated on Internet message boards many times before.

So someone obviously needs to keep the Internet bullies in check.

I disagree. The nanny state perception needs to be suppressed. One needs take the mental state to ignore, or move on when it comes to cyber bullying. Be self reliant when it comes to these things. The luxury of anonymity on the internet is what makes descent individuals become disgusting, and belligerent on the internet. It is the internet after all. But you shouldn't selectively censor things because someone is offended. Then we might as well erase 80% of OT