In the coming days, President Obama is aiming to hand over control of crucial components of the Internet's architecture such as ICANN to a global “multi-stakeholder” outfit. Eventually, the goal is to hand it over to a UN body or UN-linked organization such as the UN International Telecommunication Union (ITU) where communist and Islamist dictatorships will hold sway.
One of the biggest concerns is the prospect of censorship – and as if to confirm that those fears are justified, ITU boss Houlin Zhao, a Communist Chinese agent, basically argued that censorship is in the eye of the beholder and that “we have not got a common definition.” Another concern regarding losing Internet control is anonymity. There has been talk in the past, including efforts by Obama, to force citizens to use an “Internet ID.” Another concern is global taxation of the Internet. If Americans lose control over the Internet, a stepped up global war on Internet freedom is inevitable.