“The argument is that entrusting the governance of the network to an organisation in which Robert Mugabe’s vote counts for as much as the UK’s would be like giving a delicate clock to a monkey,” a Guardian article says. And that’s a good point. But if the governance of the internet is too delicate a thing to be entrusted to a majority vote of dictators, then why is the governance of the world not too delicate a thing to entrust to the United Nations?
Daniel Greenfield, a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the Freedom Center, is a New York writer focusing on radical Islam. He is completing a book on the international challenges America faces in the 21st century.