Investigating Internet Freedom: Who Really Governs the Internet?

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Join award-winning journalist Nicole Scott in her latest video series, exploring digital democracy and our collective role in shaping the online world.

The internet is not an abstract concept.

It's a physical infrastructure - a network of cables, servers, regulations, and standards that underpins our online experience.

But who pulls the strings behind the scenes, shaping the internet we interact with?

Is it governments, big tech, or a hidden hand?

In the second episode of the "Digital Democracy" video series, sponsored by IONOS, Nicole Scott takes a look at the organizations that govern the internet, exploring their influence on its structure and freedom.

She also raises thought-provoking questions about China's Great Firewall and its unique characteristics compared to other firewalls.

Nicole's analysis culminates in a crucial question: Could Western complacency in the digital realm hinder our economic potential?

Delve into this fascinating episode here:

About the Digital Democracy Series

This four-part series sheds light on the often-overlooked factors that shape our digital landscape, highlighting the societal impact of digital infrastructure, regulation, and the diverse agendas that influence our online freedom. In collaboration with influential figures like IONOS' CTO and SAP's Chief Futurist, Nicole Scott navigates the intricate dynamics of digital governance. The series emphasizes the crucial role of digital literacy in empowering us to reclaim our rights and conduct our lives and businesses with freedom and integrity online. Learn more here.

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Watch the whole series on Digital Democracy here.

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