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Who governs the net?

30 September 2005

Hold the frontpage - the US and the EU can't agree who should run the Internet. Perhaps they should take a leaf out of Bill Thompson's book (or should that be a module out of his database?) and let the people do it. Whatever happens, it willl make November's WSIS conference all the more crucial. As both Bill and Andrew Chadwick note, these divisions have been rumbling along in the background for some time.

Peter Geoghegan: dark money and dirty politics

Democracy is in crisis and unaccountable flows of money are helping to destroy it. Peter Geoghegan’s new book, ‘Democracy for Sale: Dark Money and Dirty Politics’, charts how secretive money, lobbying and data has warped our democracy.

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