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Speaking of potential censorship of the Internet, Jennifer Martinez from The Hill reports on the ongoing efforts to keep the world wide web free from U.N. oversight:

U.S. Ambassador Terry Kramer vowed that the United States will not compromise its principles on human rights, free speech and other issues during negotiations of an international telecommunications treaty in December.

“If there are things that are completely objectionable, that violate our fundamental views about human rights, about free speech, about economic opportunities—if they fundamentally violate it—then we will just say no and absolutely we won’t proceed,” said Kramer, who is leading the U.S. delegation during the negotiations, at a press conference at law firm Wiley Rein on Friday.

The House has already made clear it opposes international governance of the Internet, and the Senate is not far behind.