Giving Up the Internet: Still Risky
Relinquishing control of ICANN to international stakeholders could empower repressive regimes.
Last month, the Turkish government blocked access to Twitter in an attempt to silence its opponents. When critics protested the change via YouTube, the government tried to cut off access to that site as well. Governments like Turkey have no formal role in Internet governance today, so such censorship stops at the border, and citizens can access foreign networks to express their views.
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