Google Steps Up: Governments Shouldn’t Have Monopoly on Internet Governance

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    Adriel Hampton
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    In a new post on the Google Public Policy blog, Vint Cerf, one of the “fathers of the Internet” and now a Google lobbyist, calls for signatories to join in opposition to a UN directive that only government representatives will participate in updates to The Internet Governance Forum.

    This opens up a very interesting discussion. Corporations have every right to petition government representatives. But Mr. Cerf is now arguing that they should also get an equal seat at the table.

    My opinion: when Google, Facebook, et all become open democracies, let’s give them an equal seat at the table with the elected governments of the world.

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