Internet had a near miss

@ 2022/09/30
Authoritarian countries nearly kept control

The world wide wibble had a near miss when the United Nations agency that sets global standards for telecoms and tech infrastructure voted for a US official instead of a Russian.

To be fair, the Russian Rashid Ismailov never had a chance as Putin’s appointment only could raise 25 votes against the 139 countries who voted for US's Doreen Bogdan-Martin to lead the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) for the next four years. China's Houlin Zhao, who had been at the helm of the agency since 2014 seemed immune to any push from Beijing to rewrite global standards.

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