An article in The Hill asks, “Is the internet falling apart?” It points to President Trump’s two executive orders banning TikTok and WeChat and the State Department’s initiative for a “clean” internet within the U.S. The article says these developments are the most recent signs that the global internet is slowly being replaced by 200 nationally controlled and separate internets. It says that while these “internets” may have some things in common, they will slowly be pulled further apart as interest groups in each country lobby for their own concerns.
Socionomic Studies of Society and Culture observed that negative mood favors social traits like decentralization. It also favors separatism and polarization.
To learn more about how negative mood could affect your rights online, read our classic forecast from 2010: “Electronic Freedom: Checking the Internet’s Vital Signs“.
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