Rise Of The ‘Splinternet’: Experts Warn The World Wide Web Will Break Up And Fragment As Governments Set Their Own Rules To Filter And Restrict Content

Dreams for a connected global internet are increasingly threatened by regulations being brought in by governments around the world, experts have warned.

Plans to restrict content are fragmenting the world wide web, a system created with the promise of connecting people by offering universal access to information.

China has walled off some western services for years and experts are now warning over plans elsewhere in the world to filter content, leading to nationalized internets.