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Beware the Coming Splinternets

Why the era of one internet for all may be ending.

Right now, most democratic countries see one internet. Not for nothing is it called the World Wide Web, and since its commercialization, its content has been generally accessible to all but those living in authoritarian societies. But a constellation of pending lawsuits and sweeping new international regulations could rewrite the rules of digital business in free societies and dismantle the web in its current form,

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