An international summit this week in Dubai has many people
worried that the United Nations is trying to gain more power over
Billed as the 12th World Conference on International
Telecommunications, the top agenda seeks to have the U.N.'s
International Telecommunications Union (ITU) expand its regulating
authority to the Internet.
Michael Connelly, a constitutional attorney, U.S.
Army veteran, and executive director of the United States Justice
Foundation (USJF), tells OneNewsNow that Russia, China,
Iran, and Saudi Arabia are leading the charge in this
"They want to use that treaty as a means to take control of the
Internet worldwide," he reports. "When I say 'take control,' they
want to control the content on the Internet, they want the U.N. to
be able to license Internet providers ... thereby control who
can provide content, and they want to tax people for using the
The U.S. House of Representatives passed a resolution this week
that calls on the Obama administration to oppose U.N. control of
the Internet. The Senate already passed a resolution that received
"We're in a very dangerous situation here," Connelly warns. "We
have a president of the United States who unfortunately has been
re-elected and sees himself as the de facto dictator and wants to
consolidate more power in the executive branch and to control
things, and he will use the United Nations to help him do that.
That's what this is all about."
While laws have been written to protect intellectual properties,
no specific entities govern the Internet, which allows the global
flow of information.