Should the UN regulate the internet?

Should the UN regulate the internet?

A new treaty could determine the future of the web.

The UN’s International Telecommunication Union will soon gather to negotiate a treaty on online access, cybersecurity and other regulatory measures for the web. Rights groups and tech companies say a new treaty could lead to more online censorship and prevent innovation. What regulations are needed, and how would it affect internet freedom?

In this episode of The Stream, we'll speak to:

Hamadoun Touré @ITUSecGen
Secretary-General, International Telecommunication Union

Ellery Biddle @ellerybiddle
Policy Analyst, Center for Democracy and Technology

Jerry Brito @jerrybrito
Senior Research Fellow, George Mason University

Parminder Singh @ITforChange
Executive Director, IT for Change

Joana Varon @joana_varon
Researcher, Center for Technology and Society

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