Fantastic Donald Trump

Donald Trump is fantastic. The Republican-nomination candidate in the 2016 election repeatedly hammered the necessity to shut down parts of the Internet if necessary. “We have to see Bill Gates and a lot of different people that really understand what’s happening. We have to talk to them about, maybe in certain areas, closing that Internet up in some way,” affirmed the businessman.

Suspecting his proposal would attract numerous critics. Donald Trump pretended to anticipate them by declaring: “Somebody will say, ‘Oh freedom of speech, freedom of speech.’ These are foolish people.”

That is what’s clear. What is less [clear] is how the politician plans to “close parts of the Internet.” In fact, it is nearly impossible. Certain countries are capable of isolating themselves from the rest of the planet. Others are capable of filtering certain foreign services — a regular example of this is Turkey. But shutting down whole parts of the Internet … even the United States, which possesses significant power in supervising the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, cannot do this so easily. Little by little, ICANN has to see its power shared with other countries, making shutting down the Internet even less possible.

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