AFL-CIO

Stop the Internet Clamp Down

The Internet as we know it is at risk.

The International Telecommunications Union (or ITU), a United Nations agency, is considering new rules that could clamp down on the fundamental freedoms of citizens online. These proposed regulatory changes are being put forward by a group of giant internet corporations and countries including China, Egypt and Saudi Arabia—countries that already impose heavy restrictions on internet freedoms.

Under their proposals, governments and companies all over the world would be able to restrict internet access and monitor what we do online.

Sign the petition now.

Internet governance decisions should be made in a transparent manner with genuine multi-stakeholder participation from civil society, governments, and the private sector. We call on United States government, the International Telecommunications Union and its member states to embrace transparency and reject any proposals that might expand ITU authority to areas of Internet governance that threaten the exercise of human rights online.