“Lawmakers to Obama: Don’t globalize the Internet”

“Opponents of the transfer have expressed concerns about the fact that nefarious operators could end the traditional freedoms of the Internet, blocking users from viewing blacklisted content… [Translation: The flow of information could be censored at will]

“We are looking at fixing something that ain’t broken,” he [Farenthold] said. “All you can really point to with the U.S. is some vague concern that we’ll misuse the control that we have, yet nobody can point to any significant instances of that.”

Members of Congress have expressed similar concerns about top-level U.S. domains, including “.gov” and “.mil,” authority over which would be transferred to the international community unless legislation or the rules of the transition prevent it from happening.”



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