For more than a decade, the Russian government has been putting teeth into its doctrine of ‘digital sovereignty’ by steadily increasing censorship of content and control over internet access.
The Kremlin is pushing for a quick migration of all Russian websites and services to be hosted within the country. It could be the first stage of a larger disconnection effort.
The Trump administration’s attempts to ban TikTok and other Chinese technologies sets a dangerous precedent for internet regulation.
Should every country have the right to impose its own laws governing the internet on the rest of the world? If so, the internet could become almost unrecognisable.
Private companies – many based in the US – are blocking access to their websites from particular countries around the world. It’s contributing to a splintering of the global internet.
Locals laws and norms are breaking up the internet as we know it.