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Future of the Internet Should Not Be in Beijing’s Hands, Think Tank Warns

Governments worldwide are being warned to “err on the side of caution” when engaging with Beijing or international bodies heavily influenced by the communist regime in relation to shaping the future of the internet. In a new report, the Australian Strategic Policy Institute (ASPI) says the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) is hoping to export its domestic online censorship around the world by influencing how global bodies, like the World Internet Conference, shape the rules and values that govern cyberspace. “In serving as the leading voice in establishing an international governance system for cyberspace, the CCP hopes for its own domestic governance of the internet to be emulated by multiple other jurisdictions and to reshape global norms,” the report stated. “In so doing, the CCP is enabling a division of cyberspace to create one that’s susceptible to surveillance and ideological influence,” the report said. ASPI also warned governments that lack comprehensive …

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