The United States is on the precipice of handing off *ICANN & control of the internet to the UN. We have to stop this. The United States is the only country with a robust commitment to free speech. In Europe, views that offend political correctness are often censored by the government. Individuals face jail time for offending with words. Not only that but countries like Saudi Arabia, China & Russia will have a say in what speech can and cannot be on the internet. As we know these countries have strict, authoritarian views on the subject. Offending Islam is Saudi Arabia can get you publicly flogged, imprisoned, or sentenced to death. Chinese censorship of dissent within the ruling Communist Party has bequeathed the infamous “Great Firewall of China” which meticulously filters what Chinese citizens are allowed to see from abroad.
If you value internet Freedom; if you value free speech, contact your congressional representative while there is still time and ask them not to relinquish United States’ control of ICANN. U.S. tax dollars paid for the research which created the internet. It’s home is here and we must continue to be its protectors.
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*ICANN is a non-profit responsible for the allocation or management of domain names, IP addresses, protocols, and root servers