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U.N. Conference Slyly Introduces Resolution to Gain Control of Internet—in Middle of Night

U.N. Conference Slyly Introduces Resolution to Gain Control of Internet—in Middle of Night

BY DANIEL HALPER
10:48 PM, DEC 12, 2012

In the middle of the night at a U.N. conference in Dubai, the presiding chairman of the International Telecommunication Union conference surveyed the assembled countries to see whether there was interest in having greater involvement in the U.N. governing the Internet. A majority of countries gave their approval.

With a sufficient majority supporting the U.N. becoming more active in controlling the Internet, the chairman put forth a resolution. The chairman, though, insisted the survey "was not a vote."

The resolution was supported by Cuba, Algeria, Nigeria, Saudi Arabia; the United States opposed it.

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