The worldwide web as we know it may be coming to an end…
Over the last year, countries across the world have established strict regulations on the webs. This has caused the “worldwide web” to loss less worldwide.
European countries have tabled regulations that could potentially ban certain US technology companies that violate their new laws. In the United States, TikTok and WeChat were close to being banned, however, the new Biden Administration is readdressing this proposal. Countries such as India have made that bold move to ban both TikTok and WeChat and is now considering several other apps and services.
Most recently the Australian government is at odds with the powerhouse that is Facebook. The proposed law that the Australian government set forth was that they would require Facebook to pay publishers. Facebook responded with cutting the ability to share news links in the country. However, they ended up reaching a deal and Facebook restored news pages to the site in Australia.
It is to no surprise that this type of territorial disagreement could happen again. With the rise of nationalism, trade disputes and concerns over market dominance there is a serious threat for future regulatory crackdowns all over the world.