Who Runs the Internet Infographic

Do you know who holds grip over the WWW? Do you know who enjoys the stakes over the trillions kilobytes of data transferred each day via the World Wide Web? No, right?

Well, no one person, company, organization or government runs the internet. The internet itself is a globally distributed computer network comprised of many voluntary interconnected autonomous networks. Similarly, its governance is conducted by a decentralized and international multi-stakeholder network of interconnected autonomous groups drawing from civil society, the private sector, governments, the academic and research communities, and national and international organizations. They work in coordination in their respective roles to create shared policies and standards that maintain the internet’s global interoperability for public good.

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