Wednesday, December 09, 2015

Why Donald Trump's Call to 'Close Up' the Internet Is Science Fiction - The New York Times

John Markoff explains Internet architecture (and related politics) to Donald Trump

"Of course, Mr. Trump was probably not asking Mr. Gates to shut down the Internet, but looking for some way to deny it to the Islamic State and its allies as a propaganda and communications tool.

Mr. Trump’s suggestion touches upon a long-running debate regarding the Internet and censorship. Instead of Bill Gates, he might receive better advice from Li Keqiang, the prime minister of China, which has put a great deal of energy into “closing up” the Internet, including barring electronic distribution of The New York Times."
Why Donald Trump's Call to 'Close Up' the Internet Is Science Fiction - The New York Times
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