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The Age of Splinternet: The Inevitable Fracturing of the Internet

Matthew Bey
Senior Global Analyst, Stratfor
Apr 25, 2019 | 09:00 GMT
A telecommunications antenna tower stands tall against a blank sky.

The concept of a "splinternet" or the "balkanization of the internet" -- in which rules and regulations would carve the global internet into a series of smaller internets -- has existed for years. But we're now barreling toward a point where concept will become reality.

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