U.N. Approves New Internet Convention Backed By Russia And China

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In 2016, I wrote Technocracy: The Real Reason Why The UN Wants Control Over The Internet and explained why President Obama purposely failed to renew the contract with ICANN to serve U.S. Interests. Now, you see the result. ⁃ TN Editor

The United Nations on Friday approved a Russian-led bid that aims to create a new convention on cybercrime, alarming rights groups and Western powers that fear a bid to restrict online freedom.

The General Assembly approved the resolution sponsored by Russia and backed by China, which would set up a committee of international experts in 2020.

The panel will work to set up “a comprehensive international convention on countering the use of information and communications technologies for criminal purposes,” the resolution said.

The United States, European powers and rights groups fear that the language is code for legitimizing crackdowns on expression, with numerous countries defining criticism of the government as “criminal.”

China heavily restricts internet searches to avoid topics sensitive to its communist leadership, as well as news sites with critical coverage.

A number of countries have increasingly tried to turn off the internet, with India cutting off access in Kashmir in August after it stripped autonomy to the Muslim-majority region and Iran taking much of the country offline as it cracked down on protests in November.

“It is precisely our fear that (a new convention) would allow the codification at an international and global level of these types of controls that’s driving our opposition and our concerns about this resolution,” a US official said.

Any new UN treaty that spells out internet controls would be “inimical to the United States’ interests because that doesn’t tally with the fundamental freedoms we see as necessary across the globe,” he said.

Human Rights Watch called the UN resolution’s list of sponsors “a rogue’s gallery of some of the earth’s most repressive governments.”

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AND the young people sleep. They do not understand nor do they even care, presently, how much danger they and their future world faces should such ‘rogues’ have their way on this planet. When they are finally hit over the head with the big bat of firsthand experience, when China’s ‘1984’ version of this planet is in their face, it will be much too late to do anything but go to war against an insidious and tyrannous world State to restore any freedom that was set down by our forefathers in the US Constitution.

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