War in Ukraine is fundamentally changing the relationship between the internet and geopolitics

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Image courtesy of Flora Weil, Alexandra Smorodinova, and Danya Orlovsky In the early 1990s, Nicholas Negroponte, the founder of MIT Media Lab, heralded that the internet would “flatten organizations, globalize society, decentralize control, and help harmonize people.” Thirty years later, this prediction could not be further from the truth. While the internet has led to unprecedented globalization, innovation, and participation in sectors previously inaccessible, in the last two decades, slow and persistent efforts by governments across the World have reigned private technological pursuits into…

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