Internet “Governance” Summit in Brazil Advances UN Control

By:  Alex Newman
Internet “Governance” Summit in Brazil Advances UN Control

Under the guise of advancing “global governance” over the Internet by so-called stakeholders — including, of course, governments, autocrats, and international organizations such as the United Nations — the radical Brazilian government brought together key players for the “NETmundial” summit last week.

Well aware that any obvious plot to advance UN control over the World Wide Web would be a non-starter among Americans and the West, however, participants sought to conceal the real agenda in the final agreement behind innocent-sounding language. They failed.

The regime of “former” communist-terrorist leader and current Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff, which convened the gathering in São Paulo, is also the one that arrested Google Brazil chief Fabio Coelho in 2012 for refusing to take down a YouTube video attacking a political candidate. Indeed, as The New American reported as far back as 2010, the Brazilian government, then headed by Rousseff mentor and “former” Marxist revolutionary Luiz Inacio “Lula” da Silva, was actually leading a coalition of communist and Islamist autocracies pushing for UN regulation and control over the Internet.

The current president of Brazil, seeking to position herself as the centerpiece of Internet talks, openly celebrates her alliance with domestic Marxist-Leninists. She also boasts of alliances with ruthless communist and socialist dictatorships worldwide — virtually all of which already censor the Internet and continue openly pushing to have the UN take their censorship regimes global. As such, critics said it seemed bizarre for Brazil to host a conference on the future of the Web, and for so many of the participants to claim publicly to support Internet “freedom.”

With much of the world already deeply suspicious of the would-be Internet overlords, the final agreement from the NETmundial summit was deliberately scripted to seem as non-threatening as possible. In its preamble, for instance, the document begins by pointing out that it is “non-binding” — as if a conference bringing together autocrats, governments, and anti-freedom astroturf groups somehow had any sort of authority to “bind” humanity in any way.

However, the true intentions of the summit, formally known as the “The Global Multistakeholder Meeting on the Future of Internet Governance,” quickly become clear throughout the joint statement. “It hopefully contributes to the evolution of the Internet governance ecosystem,” the preamble notes, without explaining why “Internet governance” is supposedly needed or even legitimate in the first place. “The recommendations of NETmundial are also intended to constitute a potentially valuable contribution for use in other Internet governance related fora and entities.”

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