Canada backs American over Russian candidate on UN body overseeing the internet’s future
The two candidates offer starkly different visions of the future of the internet. Bucking tradition on secret ballot votes, Canada has announced its vote for the International Telecommunication Union secretary-general election is already decided.
Rashid Ismailov, left, pictured in 2017, will likely pursue a policy of more centralized, top down and state-controlled internet governance; Doreen Bogdan-Martin, right, pictured in 2016, will continue the policy of multi-stakeholder, decentralized internet: experts. Photographs courtesy of Wikimedia Commons