Lawmakers aim to delay U.S. ceding control of Internet’s management

By Susan Cornwell WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Critics of a plan for the U.S. government to cede control of the Internet's technical management to other countries might succeed in delaying such a move in Congress, a senior lawmaker said on Tuesday. Senator John Thune, a senior Republican from South Dakota, told reporters lawmakers are "trying to work out … what would be effective in terms of slowing this." The U.S. Commerce Department oversees the Internet's management largely because it was invented in the United States. Some Republican politicians, including Senator Ted Cruz of Texas, want to block the handover to global stakeholders, such as businesses, tech experts and public interest advocates.

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