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UN complains about American “control” of the Internet

A bunch of UN bureaucrats threaten to pitch a hissy fit over America’s administration of the Internet:

When hundreds of technology experts from around the world gather here this week to hammer out the future of the Internet, the hottest issue won’t be spam, phishing or any of the other phenomena that bedevil users everywhere.
Instead, ending U.S. control over what’s become a global network will be at the top of the agenda for many of the more than 2,000 participants expected at the United Nations Internet Governance Forum, which begins Monday.

Yet to many foreign government officials and technology gurus, the United States has too much control over a tool that’s used by more than 1.4 billion people worldwide. Brazil, China and other countries have proposed transferring oversight to an international body.

We Americans created the Internet, expanded it, left it untaxed, and left it basically unregulated. Butt out, you sniveling socialist cockroaches. Or would you rather give up a quarter of your juicy budget?