Leaked Soros Document Calls For Regulating Internet To Favor 'Open Society' Supporters

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Very soon, on October 1, 2016, much of the internet's governance will shift from the US National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) authority to a nonprofit multi-stakeholder entity, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, also known by its acronym ICANN. As The Gatestone Institute's Judith Bergmann explains,

Until now, NTIA has been responsible for key internet domain name functions, such as the coordination of the DNS (Domain Name System) root, IP addresses, and other internet protocol resources. But in March 2014, the U.S. announced its plan to let its contract with ICANN to operate key domain name functions expire in September 2015, passing the oversight of the agency to a global governance model. The expiration was subsequently delayed until October 1, 2016.


According to the NTIA's press release at the time, "NTIA's responsibility includes the procedural role of administering changes to the authoritative root zone file – the database containing the lists of names and addresses of all top-level domains – as well as serving as the historic steward of the DNS. NTIA currently contracts with ICANN to carry out the Internet Assigned Numbers Authority (IANA) functions and has a Cooperative Agreement with Verisign under which it performs related root zone management functions. Transitioning NTIA out of its role marks the final phase of the privatization of the DNS as outlined by the U.S. Government in 1997".


According to the NTIA, from the inception of ICANN, the U.S. government and internet stakeholders envisioned that the U.S. role in the IANA functions would be temporary. The Commerce Department's June 10, 1998 Statement of Policy stated that the U.S. government "is committed to a transition that will allow the private sector to take leadership for DNS management." The official reason, therefore, is that: "ICANN as an organization has matured and taken steps in recent years to improve its accountability and transparency and its technical competence. At the same time, international support continues to grow for the multi-stakeholder model of Internet governance as evidenced by the continued success of the Internet Governance Forum and the resilient stewardship of the various Internet institutions".

The Obama Administration says that the transition will have no practical effects on the internet's functioning or its users, and even considers the move necessary in order to maintain international support for the internet and to prevent a fracturing of its governance.

Oh really?

Civil society groups and activists are calling on Congress to sue the Obama Administration -- perhaps at least to postpone the date until more Americans are aware of the plan.

However, never one to miss an opportunity, The Daily Caller's Peter Hasson reports that:

An internal proposed strategy from George Soros' Open Society Justice Initiative calls for international regulation of private actors’ decisions on “what information is taken off the Internet and what may remain.”


Those regulations, the document notes, should favor “those most supportive of open society.”

The Open Society Justice Initiative (OSJI) is part of the Open Society Foundations, Soros’s secretive network of political organizations. According to the organization’s website, “The Open Society Justice Initiative uses law to protect and empower people around the world, supporting the values and work of the Open Society Foundations.”

The call for international control of the internet is part of a 34-page document titled “2014 Proposed strategy” that lays out OSJI’s goals for between 2014 and 2017.


The leaked document was one of 2,500 documents released by “hacktivist” group DCLeaks. As reported by The Daily Caller, the section of DCLeaks’ website dealing with Soros has since gone offline for unknown reasons. TheDC saved a version of the 2014 strategy before the site went offline.


In the document, OSJI argues that international regulation of the Internet is needed to protect freedom of expression.


Our freedom of expression work furthers the free exchange of information and ideas via the media and internet, and proposes to begin to address the free expression and association rights of NGOs. The internet has been a key tool for promoting freedom of expression and open societies — as in the Arab Spring — and is a potential safeguard against monopoly control of information in such places as China and Central Asia,” page 19 of the document notes.


But it is also presenting underaddressed challenges, including lack of regulation of private operators that are able to decide, without due process procedures, what information is taken off the Internet and what may remain. A ‘race to the bottom’ results from the agendas of undemocratic governments that seek to impose their hostility to free speech on the general online environment. We seek to ensure that, from among the norms emerging in different parts of the world, those most supportive of open society gain sway.”


Open Society Justice Initiative Proposed 2014 Strategy Source: DCLeaks

Open Society Justice Initiative Proposed 2014 Strategy/DCLeaks


One of the “Program concepts and initiatives” listed in the document is to “Promote — by advocating for the adoption of nuanced legal norms, and litigation — an appropriate balance between privacy and free expression/transparency values in areas of particular interest to OSF and the Justice Initiative, including online public interest speech, access to ethnic data, public health statistics, corporate beneficial ownership, asset declarations of public officials, and rights of NGOs to keep information private.”


Another initiative is to “Establish states’ responsibility to collect data necessary to reveal patterns of inequality, and define modes of collection that are effective and protect privacy.”


Throughout the document, OSJI’s position appears to be that private actors on the internet must be brought under international control in order to prevent them from suppressing each other’s freedom of expression and speech.


One of the organization’s goals is to “Establish soft law and judicial precedents safeguarding online free expression, including adequate protection against blocking of online content, intermediary liability, user standing, and related issues.”


One weakness of current efforts to promote online free expression has been the relatively sparse and uneven use of the international human rights law framework, including protections for free speech. This may be due to the paucity of coordinated efforts to generate hard law, and some soft law, in this area, both domestically and internationally,” the document states later, before noting the opportunity for the organization to influence “international free speech law in the online environment.”


“One reason for this failure may be that the leading digital rights groups/movements have developed separately and at a certain distance from the traditional free speech groups (though this is beginning to change). The Justice Initiative, working with other OSF programs that fund leading players in both sub-fields, is well placed to help bridge that gap and promote the use and development of international free speech law in the online environment.”

The U.S. is set to cede control of the internet, stoking fears that the internet could eventually be subject to the United Nations instead.

OSF previously called DCLeaks’s release of the documents “a symptom of an aggressive assault on civil society and human rights activists that is taking place globally.”

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nope-1004's picture

Fascism.  Hide the truth through regulation.  Ya, that makes sense.

Free speech is dangerous only if you're a corrupt elite fucker.  Let's get honest players and the need to censor goes away.


The Merovingian's picture

O'Bungler has single-handedly brought this country to its knees ... a position he knows all too well!

TeamDepends's picture

Was it over when ICANN bombed Pearl Harbor?

NidStyles's picture

So you guys want to listen to us about the Jews now?



VWAndy's picture

 Dickheads are dickheads I dont give a squwat what club they are in.

Crash Overide's picture

The Soros agenda needs to be stopped.

Ms No's picture

In 2014 Soros put out his orders for this "strategy" and in March 2014 major changes were initiated and will be culminated shortly.  This is once again proof that the US president is not in control and hasn't been for quite some time.  Another conspiracy theory proven fact.  The US president is nothing but a lapdog for old school Zionist banking interests and it isn't a coincidence that Soros is calling the shots.  Soros isn't an island either he is a front-man for a group of the bastards.  Everything is out in the open now. 

bleu's picture
bleu (not verified) Ms No Aug 29, 2016 10:51 PM

Soros and his ilk are AFRAID of this truth:

Shemp 4 Victory's picture

Spammer go fuck your face in the ass.

Shemp 4 Victory's picture

The dailycaller.com site is wrong - http://soros.dcleaks.com has not been taken offline.

PS: The Gatestoned Institution is an asylum for shut-ins.

HenryKissingerChurchill's picture

big shemitah end party this is going to be

jus_lite_reading's picture

Soros is a fake Jew, a JINO (JEw in Name only). He uses it to call anyone who disagrees with him as "anti-semetic" and its a old tired schick. Real Jews, like the ones I am partnered with in business and friends with are patriots for Israel and the USA and they support Trump and a few support Stein or Johnson. None of the real Jews support Clinton. They see the danger of Islam and won't stand down.

detached.amusement's picture

patriots for israel, you say?  fuckin masive facepalm

MANvsMACHINE's picture

Is this the end of Zero Hedge? If so, thanks for the memories and the education to all. Thank you Tylers.

VWAndy's picture

  There is a catch 22 if they close down sites like ZH. When you pretend to be a God you can never ever be seen as losing even once.


 If they do we win by default. We will have won by the rules in place at the time we played the game.

NidStyles's picture

I want to know how a president can transfer ownership of a public asset to a non-national authority.


This belongs to the US public, not the admin. Who gave him this power?


Since when did Fascism hide the truth? It's a physical dominated political ideology, not a propaganda based one.

VWAndy's picture

 That kind of power is always taken. It was never anyones to give away. Its a cult thing.

Ms No's picture

Dokata Chris posted this interview with an ex-KGB agent that is very pertinent to everything.  I watched all his videos and he is constantly hinting at who is behind it all.  He mentions publishers, Hollywood film producers, how it always comes in the form of socialism and "racism".  He then states that there is nowhere left to go if the US falls to this agent subversion (at the time they had influence in Russia).

This material is a must see.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5gnpCqsXE8g

Here is a short one where he talks about how all of their useful idiots will be killed immediately following takeover because they get in the way of "normalization" which occurs right after takeover.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vLqHv0xgOlc

Implied Violins's picture

When they do pull this - and they will - it will blow up in their faces spectacularly. Even the normal Joe sixpacks who use the net just to check football scores will realize that the conspiracy theorists were right.

knukles's picture

NWO is for real.
So much for Conspiracy Theories

PS  It's just no longer anything other than the fabulously rich and powerful assimilate everything, including our very souls.
It's not a joke, a bye line, a homily and an excuse.
It is

Peacefulwarrior's picture

"The Psychopath Rises to the Top whenever a Civilization is in Collapse" Dr. Robert Lindner

Killdo's picture

I think it's the reverse - the society goes to shit because sheeple allow psychopaths to get into positions of power

NidStyles's picture



Everyone that sits by and let's these people do this shit is equally responsible for their actions.

USofAzzDownWeGo's picture

What can we do? You wanna lose your job, get thrown in jail, have the media cover it up and plant lies on you? Have the IRS come after you? 

Crash Overide's picture

I tend to think the hackers of the world will have something to say in the near future.

HenryKissingerChurchill's picture

they can always plant cp in your laptop and/or get you sued for rape

dark pools of soros's picture

the world was fine without the internet - let it eat itself

stilletto2's picture

Before the internet we had no proof the mainstream media and the politico-mil-complex they serve were lying. Only suspicions. the internet has allowed the truth - slowly - to creep out. Slowly, the internet is allowing more and more people (like ZHers) to see the truth of the corrupt manipulation that goes on. 

dark pools of soros's picture

all it did was sheep up the people and anyone who has a clue is either bunker bound or a whistleblower with a target on their back


Infocat's picture

(((George Soros))) hates everything the West stands for, all of our freedoms and especially Europeans themselves, the man is a racist Motherf°cker! 


junction's picture

The big Internet story should be how the FBI took over a kiddie porn site and, for two weeks, became the largest kiddie porn distributor on the Dark Net. 


For a two week period in Spring 2015, the FBI took over the kiddie porn site "The Play Pen" and operated it with the goal of catching people who downloaded kiddie porn. Distributing kiddie porn is far more serious than viewing the stuff and the FBI was for that two weeks the biggest distributor of kiddie porn on the Dark Net. Along the way, the FBI compromised the Tor network and took over visitors' computers. The blackmail possibilities of this degenerate FBI operation are endless. A "fast and furious" type kiddie porn operation that shows the total depravity of Hillary protector FBI director Comey.

Ms No's picture

Meanwhile... the rapist Bill Clinton flies constantly with Epstein the child trafficking billionaire pedophile (that one girl that was a teenager who was forced to screw Prince Andrew was not all that was not all that was going on at that island), we know from Jennifer Flowers and others that Hillary is a psychopath and a lesbian, Anthony Weiner is cranking out dick pics as we speak because he has a "flasher" type mental disorder, George Bush senior was implicated in very small homosexual child pedophilia and possibly child murder (investigators plane went down with evidence but not before the evidence was seen by farmer), the entire British government screws little kids and pigs heads, the elite on both sides of the pond go to California once a year where they engage in mock child sacrifice (has been recorded) and they all knew and loved Jimmy Saville. 

Pooper Popper's picture

Why wont this evil fucker DIE!!!!

Mr Putin will you please send your Special Forces to shoot this little piece of stool in the FACE.

Please dont forget about his hybred evil spawn also!!!!!

JRobby's picture

Leak them all now!!!!!

Get it all out in the open. All of it!

Chupacabra-322's picture

And then what? The only way Humanity gets rid of this Criminal Pure Evil Psychopaths is with a bullet to the head on live tv for all the World to witness. Not sonner.

jus_lite_reading's picture

The big push to take our guns away because TPTB are scared. But little do they know... There's more than one way to skin a cat and we will skin this cat alive, slowly.

VD's picture

well before these new regualations come into effect, FUK OFF SOROS, OBAMMY, HITLERY, et al. !

VWAndy's picture

 Moving goal posts. They know they lost the battle for the hearts and minds. So they will go with forcing thier way. If they can?

peddling-fiction's picture

That is what the Protocols imply.

Arnold's picture

Back to Citizens Band , channel 9.


SmedleyButlersGhost's picture

Excuse me while I bend over and kiss my own ass - I just read those (cue the golf clap)

SmedleyButlersGhost's picture

I always love a 'hearts and minds' reference. The Vietnam guys response was, get 'em by the balls and their hearts and minds will follow.  Didn't really work out - but it's a funny one 

Team_Huli's picture

So...  O-hole truly can't think for himself.  Someone else is driving the boat.

Jason T's picture

Open Society like Savages and Barbarians?

King Tut's picture
King Tut (not verified) Aug 29, 2016 6:26 PM

Where's WTRFLY when you need him?

PoasterToaster's picture
PoasterToaster (not verified) Aug 29, 2016 6:27 PM

Soros is single handedly responsible for the majority of online political trolls to begin with.  This would have been phase 2.