Ted Cruz is out with a new ad this afternoon calling on Congress to protect the freedom of the internet by ensuring its governance doesn’t fall into the hands of the UN or other international body:
U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) today released a video highlighting the ongoing efforts to stop President Obama from handing oversight of the Internet to more than 160 countries, including Russia, China, and Iran. The video includes Sen. Mike Lee (R-Utah), Reps. Sean Duffy (R-Wis.), Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.), and John Culberson (R-Texas), who have helped lead the fight against this dangerous proposal.
“Today our country faces a threat to the Internet as we know it,” Sen. Cruz says in the video. “The Obama administration intends to give away control of the Internet to an international body akin to the United Nations. Do we want China, and Russia, and Iran having the power to determine that if a website is unacceptable, it’s taken down? I urge my colleagues on both sides of the aisle to come together to ensure that we protect freedom of the Internet for generations to come.”
Watch the new ad below: