It Takes a Thief

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Only in the strange logic of the United Nations does it make sense to put some of the world's biggest censors in charge of writing rules for the Internet. But Cuba, Iran, and other oppressive governments are getting ready for the U.N. Summit on the Information Society in December. And Cuba has proposed several resolutions for the summit to endorse—among them, that media accountability "should be enhanced through targeted measures of screening by governments" and that all major decisions on Internet traffic should be subject to government regulations.