Commerce chief blames 'misinformation' for internet domain fight

June 23, 2016

Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker said critics of the U.S. government's plan to give up oversight of some technical functions of the internet are engaging in "politics and misinformation."

During an interview with The Hill, Pritzker downplayed the planned handoff of the United States' role in the internet domain name system. She described the U.S.'s current responsibility as "largely symbolic" and "clerical."

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