Deep divide at UN talks on internet
Published 10/12/2012 | 13:15
The chief American negotiator at a UN telecommunications conference in Dubai has said there is a basic disagreement over possible new internet regulations.
Ambassador Terry Kramer said some advocate stronger government roles but the US wants to leave the internet alone.
Mr Kramer is leading efforts at closed-door talks to block any new UN rules on internet oversight, warning they could lead to more censorship and restrictions around the world.
The UN talks also include a wide-ranging agenda, including ways to expand internet services in developing nations.