Apparently George Soros foot the bill of the Frank La Rue’s ‘research’ for the UN that concluded that the Internet is a “human right” subject to the same creeping legislation and special interests as every other ‘right.’
Advocates of net neutrality, a position championed by the billionaire Soros and by the U.N., argue governments must regulate private censorship and bandwidth online to ensure it remains open and free. Soros, a philanthropist known for supporting liberal causes, has articulated his belief in the need for greater U.S. government regulation of the Internet.
I’m all for undermining censorship on the ‘net since it has the ability to reach those who are imprisoned in their borders. However, we already have groups like https://www.accessnow.org/ who are undermining the nefarious policies of these political thugs. (Sec. Clinton has also been pretty outstanding on the issue.) And they don’t have an axe to grind, or legislation to write.
My guess, though, is that ol’ GS would like more official regulation… that he funds. I doubt he’s given a penny to AccessNow, but he sure will help the clunky bureaucrats who now see a need to intervene. I love how leftists mock the Koch brothers for their “fascist” agendas, like promoting free speech, free markets, and civil liberties, while George Soros funds the ways to promote controlling others.