US Government Is Finally Giving Up Control of the Internet | Internet Presence | Scoop.it

That's all folks. Officials announced on Friday that the U.S. government would surrender control over the internet—or at least the administration of the internet. It's unclear who will take over the responsibility, but as The Washington Post points out, it will almost surely not be the United Nations.

You're probably thinking, "Wait a second… the U.S. government had control over the internet?" And you would right to wonder what the heck is going on. After all, the internet by its very definition is a free and open global communication network. Or at least it's supposed to be.

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Via Jesús Hernández