This of course presuming that ICANN’s headquarters being in the U.S. and most of its rank and file being American has no effect on the U.S. government control of the internet.
Of course it does, thinking otherwise is naive.
They effectively get the benefit of 'not controlling it' publicly, while of course still very much controlling it.
This paper's whole premise relies on a PR stunt by the Obama admin, nothing more.
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