Russia Withdraws Proposal For U.N. Regulation Of The Internet

A coalition of states led by the Russian Federation has backed away from a proposal for the United Nations to have more direct regulation over the Internet. Conservatives within the U.S. had previously flagged the Russian proposal as sign of an imminent encroachment of America’s sovereignty by the U.N, despite Obama administration opposition to the measure. While tabled for now, the proposal could still be reintroduced and forced to come to a vote before the talks in on Friday, according to a Western delegate at the conference.