Rise of the 'Splinternet': Experts Warn the World Wide Web Will Break Up and Fragment as Governments Set their own Rules to Filter and Restrict Content

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Georgia Tech School of Public Policy Professor Milton Mueller was quoted in the article "Rise of the 'splinternet': Experts warn the world wide web will break up and fragment as governments set their own rules to filter and restrict content," in Britain's Daily Mail April 12.

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Dreams for a connected global internet are increasingly threatened by regulations being brought in by governments around the world, experts have warned. Plans to restrict content are fragmenting the world wide web, a system created with the promise of connecting people by offering universal access to information...

More nation-states are trying to territorialize information flows and assert control of those services,' said Milton Mueller, a Georgia Institute of Technology professor and co-founder of the Internet Governance Project of analysts. The fragmentation could have profound consequences both in terms of economics and human rights, according to Mueller.

 

The School of Public Policy is a unit of Georgia Tech's Ivan Allen College of Liberal Arts.

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  • Created On: Apr 15, 2019 - 11:37am
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