Who Should Run The Internet?

from the I-should dept

Here’s an opinion piece suggesting that the US government take a bigger role in “running the internet”. The writer doesn’t give much of a reason for why this should be needed, and seems to suggest the only potential downside would be censorship (apparently, slowing down the adoption of new internet technologies and/or mandating bad or obsolete technologies isn’t a downside). He also doesn’t explain what he means by “run” the internet, other than “protecting the Net’s physical and network infrastructure”. I don’t quite see how the government could do that anyway. Basically, the writer is saying that “man, the internet sure is messy, and since I can’t think of a way to clean it up, we should let the government waste money on it.”

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