UN Begins Process of Handing Internet Control to Ruthless Dictators

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(Apple’s CEO Tim Cook attends the opening ceremony of the Fourth World Internet Conference in Wuzhen town in Tongxiang, East China’s Zhejiang province, Sunday Dec. 03, 2017. (Chinatopix Via AP)

PJ Media: We’ve known this has been coming for a couple of years. Dissatisfied with control of the internet largely in the hands of western democracies — especially the United States — the dictators and religious fanatics of the world have begun the process to seize control of the internet where, I’m sure, you won’t be able to insult Islam, call Vladimir Putin a thug, or criticize the Chinese communists.

The United Nations General Assembly approved a resolution that would set up a “committee of experts” whose mission would be to stop “the use of information and communications technologies for criminal purposes.”

Since many countries make it a crime to criticize the government or insult Islam, the resolution does not bode well for internet freedom in the near future. Read Article …

Opinion: “It’s just a matter of time” the 1958 song title by Brook Benton fits the new world order of today, as does “Freedom’s just another word for nothing left to lose” lyrics of Me and Bobby McGee, sung by Janis Joplin in 1970.

The time for blogs such as this one is quickly coming to an end, especially since we have grown exponentially this year. Funny thing is that censorship has become so common I never know for sure if a post is being seen in certain countries, including the US.

From the article:

Human Rights Watch said the list of sponsors for the resolution is “a rogue’s gallery of some of the earth’s most repressive governments” and “gives countries legal cover for internet blackouts and censorship, while creating the potential for criminalizing free speech.”

Governments like China already censor and turn off the Internet during times of civil unrest while doling out ‘social credit score’ punishments for those who criticize the state.

The Communist country is also rolling out a plan to force its citizens to pass a facial recognition test to use the Internet. Criticized the authorities? No Internet for you.”

We will keep on until we die or fly (1 Thess. 4:16-17).