U.S. delegation is fighting regulating the internet
A U.N. conference in Dubai may hold the future of the internet at stake.
The World Conference on International Telecommunications started yesterday in Dubai. The central theme of the conference is creating a centralized governing body to set global standards for the internet.
Emma Llanso with the Center for Democracy and Technology says so far the internet has thrived without a governing body. Countries like Russia and China have put forth proposals that put stringent rules over internet access and content, while giving control to the government to disconnect the internet for various reasons.
Llanso says if the International Telecommunications Union approves those proposals from Russia or China the internet could become fractured. Creating multiple country-wide-webs.