“A free and open world depends on a free and open Internet. Governments alone, working behind closed doors, should not direct its future. The billions of people around the globe who use the Internet should have a voice.”
That’s according to Google who recently posted a new page urging readers to take action against some of the measures soon to be put in place by various governments trying to vote themselves as some sort of internet leaders through the ITU or Internet Telecommunications Union , which they will be meeting in December to talk about.
The thing that gets a lot of companies and governments in a stir is the fact that nobody actually owns it so it can’t be controlled, what you do on the internet is mostly up to you, and that’s what makes it a great place to be, I mean take this site for example which I started just a year ago, without this freedom I probably wouldn’t have and defiantly would have lost out on one of the greatest opportunities of my life, it really has been a great ride.
if you’re not exactly sure what the ITU is then your probably quite young as it is one very old union, and was first founded in 1985 as a place where governments will make decisions about various telecommunication proposals in private.
All of these decisions will be made without providing the public with any information beforehand, this makes the ITU an extremely worrying place especially when you factor in countries such as Korea who have been censoring internet access in their country for years now.
The ITU wants to take control of something they simply cannot and should not, the internet is a free place, one which should always be free and never run, one where you can find the bad parts of life alongside the good, one where issues are not a problem, laws do not exist, hell you don’t even exist.
The internet has allowed so many people to be who they want to be and do what they want to do, we really do need to stop this, hit up the source link below and sign the form, as if you don’t you probably won’t like what’s going to come after.
Source: Google Take Action