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The useless UN aims to further its irrelevance in 2020.

The United Nations on Friday approved a Russian-led bid that aims to create a new convention on cybercrime, alarming rights groups and Western powers that fear a bid to restrict online freedom.

The General Assembly approved the resolution sponsored by Russia and backed by China, which would set up a committee of international experts in 2020.

The panel will work to set up “a comprehensive international convention on countering the use of information and communications technologies for criminal purposes,” the resolution said.

The United States, European powers and rights groups fear that the language is code for legitimizing crackdowns on expression, with numerous countries defining criticism of the government as “criminal.”

Say what now? I’ve watched these past few years as all those wonderful western governments and rights groups did nothing as people slightly to the right of Bernie Sanders were deplatformed right and right (never left). And, the European powers have laws criminalizing criticism of a government, if not their own; the US is working on that as well, the 1A be dead parchment. So, what is all the fuss suddenly about? Must be those dastardly Russians. If not for the UN support, I possibly could get behind this. As is, I just don’t care. I’m starting to see the internet, maybe even electricity even, as a mistake. Running from one Br’er Rabbit villain to another certainly is.