How to safeguard the internet after the war in Ukraine

The war in Ukraine has not only created untold suffering for multitudes and the greatest crises in international peace and security in decades. It also has potentially serious consequences for the future of the global internet as we know it, and a large international meeting set for 2025 might prove decisive.

  • While the world has been mesmerized by the physical devastation in Ukraine, a hidden conflict is underway in cyberspace.
  • The year 2025, the 20th anniversary of WSIS and the year the IGF’s mandate expires, will be a decisive moment for internet governance.
  • A likely defining parameter in these discussions of “who runs the internet” will be perceptions on security.
  • Strengthening the multistakeholder governance model of the internet and supporting a more positive and inclusive digital future is now more crucial than ever.

The war in Ukraine has not only created untold suffering for multitudes and the greatest crises in international peace and security in decades. It also has potentially serious consequences for the future of the global internet as we know it, and a large international meeting set for 2025 might prove decisive.

To continue reading this World Economic Forum blog post, part of the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting, go to: https://www.weforum.org/agenda/2022/05/safeguarding-the-internet-post-ukraine/

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