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Splinter-net? Is the internet fracturing along geopolitical lines?

Splinter-net? Is the internet fracturing along geopolitical lines?

Concerns are being raised the internet is no longer open to all, and has become fractured along geopolitical lines or to meet national interests. In 2020, network observers witnessed internet outages and shutdowns in Jammu & Kashmir, and more recently during unrest in Ethiopia. As opposition demonstrations continue in Belarus, citizens have frequently found their access to internet connectivity and cellular service cut.

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