Kofi Annan: The U.N. Isn't a Threat to the NetUncle Kofi says the UN isn't a threat to the freedom of the Internet. They just want to "ensure its global reach." I'm sure that's why the Chinese and the Iranians are all for regulating it:
The U.N. Isn't a Threat to the Net
One mistaken notion is that the United Nations wants to "take over," police or otherwise control the Internet. Nothing could be farther from the truth. The United Nations wants only to ensure the Internet's global reach, and that effort is at the heart of this summit.
There are also legitimate concerns about the use of the Internet to incite terrorism or help terrorists, disseminate pornography, facilitate illegal activities or glorify Nazism and other hateful ideologies. But censoring cyberspace, compromising its technical underpinnings or submitting it to stringent governmental oversight would mean turning our backs on one of today's greatest instruments of progress. To defend the Internet is to defend freedom itself.