U.S. firms working to save the Internet from Google’s dominance
The U.N. is calling for a global pact to stop Google from dominating the internet by controlling the content and platforms that people consume online.
Google is already a dominant player in search, news and social networking and it has been gobbling up more than 70 percent of the world’s smartphone market, according to a report by consulting firm Strategy Analytics.
Its rapid rise has forced governments and companies to grapple with how best to counter its dominance.
The U.K. is planning to put a stop to the Google dominance of its Internet, news, social networks and video services, in a draft resolution to the U.
The draft resolution calls for a “global agreement to protect the open Internet and ensure that there is no free-for-all.”
It also calls for an end to “digital abuse and interference” by Google and other firms that have a direct or indirect stake in manipulating and controlling the global information supply.
The proposed resolution would require that governments, companies and the global community develop and enforce rules to protect consumers, businesses and the Internet.
It would require internet service providers and content delivery networks to “provide a free and fair Internet access and information service for consumers, providers and other entities.”
It calls on the global government to “invest in, and promote, a secure and resilient open Internet, including by supporting the development of innovative services and technology to make it safer, easier and faster to access, process and consume content.”
It says it’s “important to ensure that no internet service provider can censor content, threaten or interfere with the content of others, or attempt to control the flow of information across the Internet.”
The U.-backed resolution says governments, private sector players and the international community must work together to tackle the global internet disruption and “develop new and effective technologies to address the underlying issues that drive this disruption.”
The resolution also calls on governments to support the development and implementation of a global framework that promotes and supports innovation and innovation-led growth, innovation-driven innovation and the free flow of ideas across borders, the establishment of a common digital governance framework and a common code of conduct for innovation and data.
The proposal was first floated in May but was never formally adopted.
It was adopted by the U-N Security Council in May and is now being discussed in the General Assembly by the United States, France, China, Germany, India, Italy, Japan, Mexico, New Zealand, Russia and the United Kingdom.
The resolution calls on member states to support an open, interoperable, secure and robust digital ecosystem for all.