Keeping internet governance out of the wrong hands

July 7, 2016

The U.S. government's decision to fully privatize oversight of the internet Domain Name System (DNS) is running into resistance. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) and Rep. Sean Duffy (R-Wis.) introduced a bill, S. 3034 / H.R. 5418, to "protect [the Internet] from authoritarian regimes." And Wall Street Journal columnist Gordon Crovitz warned that the U.S. administration is "handing authoritarian regimes the power they have long sought to censor the web globally."

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