splinternets and their challenges for the EU

‘Splinternets’ and their challenges for the EU

The European Union is concerned about so called 'splinternets': loss of the united, global and decentralised internet, fragmented into separate non-interoperable and disconnected networks controlled by governments or corporations. Behind the term 'splinternet' (a combination of 'to splinter' and 'the internet') lies an emerging geopolitical reality where certain countries aim to control the internet within ...