Lawmakers push resolution opposing UN regulation of the Internet

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By Brendan Sasso – Two House lawmakers [Reps. Michael McCaul (R-Texas) and Jim Langevin (D-R.I.)] introduced a resolution on Tuesday urging the United States Permanent Representative to the United Nations to oppose any resolution that would regulate the Internet.

“Any action taken by the United Nations to attempt to limit Americans’ right to free and open Internet content is unacceptable,” McCaul said in a statement. “The Internet’s current multi-stakeholder model has provided an unburdened environment for ideas and inventions to thrive. No single state should have control over content and information must be freely disseminated.”

Langevin said that giving international approval to Internet censorship “would be a significant setback for anyone who believes free expression is a universal right.” more>


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