Internet co-creator Cerf debunks 'myth' that US runs it
Published on Apr 25, 2014 7:34 AM
SAO PAULO (AFP) - The Google executive considered to be one of the fathers of the Internet on Thursday debunked what he called the "myth" that it is controlled by the United States (US).
While America played an outsized role in how the Internet was run when it was founded decades ago, that has long since ceased to be the case, Vint Cerf told Agence France-Presse on the sidelines of NetMundial, a conference in Brazil on Internet governance.
"The USA doesn't control the Internet - that's a myth," Mr Cerf said in Sao Paulo.
"It may have when I was running the program 40 years ago, yes. But not anymore," the pioneering computer scientist said during a break in the two-day international gathering.
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