Who controls the Internet?

Who controls the Internet?

The Internet began as a Pentagon-funded project called ARPANET, a network linking computers in some American universities and government agencies.

Eventually, it was opened up to become the world wide web, connecting everything from computers and mobile phones to tablets and video game consoles.

No one government fully controls the Internet, but the US does regulate some protocols. Faced with pressures, it is now considering relinquishing some of it to global stakeholders.

Al Jazeera’s Gerald Tan reports.


  1. chris georgallis on April 4, 2022 at 7:50 pm

    No more privavy
    Big brother is watching

  2. Mr2pint on April 4, 2022 at 7:51 pm

    Thanks for nothing – i didn’t learn a thing.

  3. FIGHTFANNERD on April 4, 2022 at 7:56 pm

    creepy 100%

  4. Krishan on April 4, 2022 at 7:56 pm

    if you are so angry you should have found the internet first placed. the internet has been born in USA. Stop whining Al Jazeera

  5. Chazz King on April 4, 2022 at 7:56 pm

    Beasts that who owns the internet . They can put comments up things you never said or did on other matters then makes you seem crazy. The internet hates JESUS CHRIST. Amen.

  6. Wang Xiangwei on April 4, 2022 at 7:58 pm

    Don’t let yourself and information be sensored and controlled. Start your own intranet or internet instead. Record all meetings with authorities for transparency purposes so no one can shut you down, all in the name of freedom of speech.
    Freedom of speech has always been free, and no human above or below can dictate that. If it is threatened you fight for it, even if blood has to be spilled. It is neither right nor wrong, it is life. Fight, fight survive.
    Remember, if you feel things are controlled, know that they are only simple humans like yourself. You have the power to do anything you wish, nothing you do is wrong if your survival depends on it.
    There is only one enemy out there, and it is the greedy Apaths that do not care about no one but themselves. They are not human, therefore, they are dead. There is no wrong in running them over however you see fit.

  7. KENNEDY'S LIFE on April 4, 2022 at 8:01 pm

    Iccan iken

  8. Catherine Guttenbeil on April 4, 2022 at 8:04 pm


  9. Val D'Anfa on April 4, 2022 at 8:07 pm

    The stinking liars of Al Jazeera have all the money and oil for that. Just wait…..

  10. Deepak Jamra on April 4, 2022 at 8:11 pm


  11. wadawaddah on April 4, 2022 at 8:21 pm

    There are 2 answers.

    1. Software speaking. It is youtube that dominatesthe political agenda. It is more influentisl than polititian.

    Owned by 731 different institutions. Tvrough the moder coorperation google
    The largest shareholder is a private person owning som 2-4 percent.

    Net value of google 400 busd.

    2. USA. Still in control of servers.Can shut down the entire planet.

    3. Sweden. The atlantic internet cables to are divided in 2 groups. 1 of which serves most of the world between northamerica and asia/ china/russia. Its located in sweden and most of interner traffic in the east of the planet can be shut down from 1 single key station close to the artic.

  12. Shmenti Kapeli on April 4, 2022 at 8:28 pm

    At least he speaks a lot better than most of the Asians I met.

  13. Dan The car guy on April 4, 2022 at 8:30 pm

    Thing I don’t get is if the internet was invented by the British why do the Americans control most of it ?

  14. Abdullah Al Mamun on April 4, 2022 at 8:31 pm

    A chinese guy talk about privacy is nothing but Hilarious thing…
    We know how privacy in china and russia .
    We the people know about US how they steal privacy but china is ahead of all this …

  15. Dragon Luffy on April 4, 2022 at 8:37 pm

    US isn’t giving up internet control. lol

  16. Vexas Productions on April 4, 2022 at 8:41 pm

    The government doesn’t even control us. No one does.
    And as for those sites they’ve blocked?
    I know certain people that could get me past those easily.