On October 1st the United Nations will take over control of the internet in the United States from the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN). ICANN will pass control from the United States administration to a multinational multilateral entity which means the United Nations office of International Telecommunications Union (ITU).
The United States administration and its staunch defenders, Barrack Obama, Nancy Pelosi, Lindsey Graham, just to name a few, have vehemently denied that the United Nations will have controlling authority over ICANN. In an article in the Wall Street Journal by L. Gordon Crovitz, he points out that ICANN will most defiantly be need to be controlled by a government or state agency to keep its antitrust tax exemption. This only means that it will need the United Nations to take control of it.
In an excerpt of Crovitz article:
“It’s shocking the administration admits it has no plan for how Icann retains its antitrust exemption. The reason Icann can operate the entire World Wide Web root zone is that it has the status of a legal monopolist, stemming from its contract with the Commerce Department that makes Icann an “instrumentality” of government.
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.”
This only means that if and when the United Nations takes control over the internet in the United States that the First Amendment will definitely be limited on the internet. And only if you are a pet of the global elite will you be able to say what you want on the internet without be kicked off the internet.
At least some members of Congress are still in the process of transfer ship of the internet and one of the names will surprise you. Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas and Rep. Sean Duffy of Wisconsin have introduced a bill called Protecting Internet Freedom Act. This act will prevent the transfer of ICANN without approval from Congress.