Google Steps Up: Governments Shouldn’t Have Monopoly on Internet Governance Home › Forums › Miscellaneous › Google Steps Up: Governments Shouldn’t Have Monopoly on Internet Governance This topic contains 1 reply, has 1 voice, and was last updated by Adriel Hampton 7 years, 3 months ago. Author Posts December 17, 2010 at 7:34 pm #118154 Adriel HamptonParticipant 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. December 17, 2010 at 8:37 pm #118156 Adriel HamptonParticipant More coverage and views Author Posts You must be logged in to reply to this topic.