China Tech Firms Say Trump Victory Set Off “Alarm” Over Fake News, Mirroring Obama Comments

Old-Thinker News | November 20, 2016

By Daniel Taylor

Sydney University Professor Jingdong Yuan says Trump victory “…reinforces wariness about how much freedom should be allowed in the use of the internet…”

Speaking in Berlin along with Angela Merkel, President Barack Obama denounced the spread of “fake news” on the internet. “If we are not serious about facts and what’s true and what’s not … if we can’t discriminate between serious arguments and propaganda, then we have problems,” said Obama.

Now, China’s totalitarian censors are echoing the globalists narrative of fake news spreading online. As Reuters reports, “Chinese officials and business leaders speaking at the third World Internet Conference held in Wuzhen last week called for more rigid cyber governance…” Sydney University Professor Jingdong Yuan went further, saying that Donald J. Trump’s successful presidential campaign “reinforces wariness about how much freedom should be allowed in the use of the internet in China.”

These statements are being made after the the United States officially gave up oversight of ICANN (Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers). Old-Thinker News reported in 2014 that a secret board resolution paved the way for the transfer. Philip Corwin, Founding principal of Virtualaw LLC, and ICANN watchdog for the Internet Commerce Association, spoke at the 49th ICANN meeting.

Corwin revealed that ICANN CEO Fadi Chehade passed secret resolutions to further the goal of “an internet cooperation agenda.” Corwin stated,

“In the last period, particularly in the question which was out there since last summer of whether the NSA revelations undermined trust in ICANN and the Internet and required the type of response we’re seeing. Instead, we saw the establishment of top‐down presidential strategy panels. We saw ‐‐ and I hate to say this ‐‐ a new low point in ICANN with the secret Board resolution last September that authorized the CEO to take many of the actions that have been taken…”

A recent article from the Wall Street Journal admitted that “When the Obama administration announced its plan to give up U.S. protection of the internet, it promised the United Nations would never take control. But because of the administration’s naiveté or arrogance, U.N. control is the likely result…”

As the mainstream media continues to fail, the world is rejecting the true perpetrators of fake news. The internet has given a platform for independent media to counter the establishment narrative.