I urge you to read my Modern Feminist profile of Claudia Rosett, the brilliant journalist who has broken more stories about the United Nations than anybody.
After you read the profile, and digest Claudia's observations about the U.N., read this article about how the Obama administration is handing over control of the internet to this rogues gallery dominated by representatives of repressive regimes.
The U.S. has protected the internet and kept it free under oversight by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers.
Gordon Crovitz explains why this might go to the United Nations:
When the Obama administration announced its plan to give up U.S. protection of the internet, it promised the United Nations would never take control. But because of the administration’s naiveté or arrogance, U.N. control is the likely result if the U.S. gives up internet stewardship as planned at midnight on Sept. 30.
Without the U.S. contract, Icann would seek to be overseen by another governmental group so as to keep its antitrust exemption. Authoritarian regimes have already proposed Icann become part of the U.N. to make it easier for them to censor the internet globally. So much for the Obama pledge that the U.S. would never be replaced by a “government-led or an inter-governmental organization solution.”
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The only thing worse than a monopoly overseen by the U.S. government is a monopoly overseen by no one—or by a Web-censoring U.N. Congress still has time to extend its ban on the Obama administration giving up protection of the internet. Icann has given it every reason to do so.
Once we cede this, we won't regain it, no matter what kind of oversight the U.N. provides.