Google Wins UN in Propaganda BattleAdded: Thursday, December 6th, 2012
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Google is seen winning a propaganda victory against the efforts of the United Nations to regulate the web, but it currently seems that the International Telecoms Union, responsible for the changes, is fighting back. For a while, the efforts of the UN telecommunications body have been pitched as a cunning plan to enable the organization to bring in tough controls for Internet users.
The US made this claim – apparently, the country doesn’t want to give up its own control of the web under the bogus justification that it was the US who invented the Internet. However, the Secretary General of the UN telecommunications body told the press that the review of the 24-year-old telecom regulations would not harm the online freedom. The UN found such claims “completely unfounded” and being just a very cheap way to attack the World Conference on International Telecommunications, which is currently being held in Dubai in order to review regulations reached in 1988. The US says that it’s all part of a plan by autocratic regimes willing to filter the web.
However, UN Secretary General claimed that the UN must work together to try and find a way to most effectively keep cyberspace open, accessible, affordable and secure. On the other hand, industry observers believe that part of the problem is that the United Nations is a global outfit which wants everyone to use the web, and in order to make sure that poor countries can afford this, the United Nations wants to tax multinational giants and pay for these projects. The list includes Google. Perhaps, that’s why the company has been vocal in warning of serious repercussions on the proposals if those are approved. Although Google never mentioned the tax, it still claimed that it was all about allowing filtering over legal material.
The search giant claimed that the International Telecoms Union isn’t the right body to address online regulation. The American press also hinted darkly that the event is hosted by the UAE – the country that does filter online content in order to block political dissent and sexual content.
But if the event were being held in the headquarters of the United Nations in New York, Google couldn’t have found anything to point at. Still, if one looks at the social networking portals, it would become clear that Google is currently winning this propaganda war, because most perceptions are that is about filtering – but in actual fact it appears to be about taxing the search giant to pay for 3d world web development.
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Thursday, December 6th, 2012
|posted by (2012-12-06 23:47:17)|
|We forget easily. Community stages proudly and even stencil pictures of the famed U.N. Complete a sticker and join the club. Shout it to the World and let them come. Anyone can say influence is gained. This is is enough power sport.|
|The U.N.should be censored,then banned,and after all is said and done, kicked into the sea with as many dead lawyers as possible.|
|nice to see the good`ol US of A is standing up for the little man, (whilst rewriting history in their favour as usual) what ever would we do if the gaurdians of freedom were to F#CK OFF to planet retard where they came from one day. We can but dream|
|posted by (2012-12-07 17:55:13)|
|This is only Stage one of big brother "protecting" us while try to filter free speech. I am an American and I Agree the US of a and the UN might want to concentrate On what the people want and that is freedom from greed in my opinion.|
|posted by (2012-12-08 07:28:14)|
|Title fail. Google didn't win the UN in a propaganda war (unless there was a new video game released). You should have worded it "Google Wins Propaganda Battle with UN". English was my worst subject in school, and yet I can't read one article on this site without tripping out over how bad these articles are written.|
|@5 that is because the only part Sam wrote of this article was the headline, the reset is copy/pasted from here. news.techeye.net/internet/un-fights-back-against-google-propaganda|
none of the new articles on this site are written by Sam he just rips off other peoples work.
|posted by (2012-12-10 11:14:04)|
|Corporations should pay, not us. Those satellites orbiting our planet are put there via tax payer dollars, about time they pay up, they make enough money right?|
|corporations should pay|
|Google claims that the U.N. wants to hog and filter the internet.|
They should have fought this hard when China was filtering hard but instead Google bent over for the Chinese government and slapped filters on - and yes, afterwards came the hacking beef between Google and China, but let's face it, "Good ole' uncle Googie" has been showing plenty of greed and dark motivations to do away with their carefully crafted appearance of "good guys"... the slogan "do no evil" may once have held true for them, but nowadays it should be "do no evil against our company, let us grab your money and for the love of Dark Overlord Xenu, don't point out our own evil plans or we'll sue your pants off and rape you".
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