The Obama administration plan to give up U.S. protection of the open Internet won’t take effect for a year, but authoritarian governments are already moving to grab control. President Obama is learning it’s as dangerous for America to create a vacuum of power in the digital world as in the real one.
I fail to understand why the Obama administration would take affirmative steps to end U.S. protection of the Internet absent any force compelling us to do so. This will make it infinitely easier for dictators and commutards to curtail the ability of their people to obtain information and express themselves.
Pretty unacceptable, if you ask me.
(And yes, I realize that the author is a silly right-winger. That doesn’t mean he’s incapable of a worthy argument.)
Source: The Wall Street Journal