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Poster: Alison OK Date: Jun 13, 2019 4:17pm
Forum: news Subject: TechAeris: What happened to the ‘old internet’? We used to have so much variety and choice – it’s all collapsed, or has it?

The internet brings the world into people’s homes, enabling people to interact with worldwide events in a way that television can’t. People can share information in real time on social media and communicate with those who are affected by natural disasters, wars, crimes, or other unforeseen circumstances.

This may make it appear as though the internet is wide open, offering easy access to all information and content. But since the internet first became accessible to the public in 1993, there have been legislated policies by governments and regulators, as well as technological interventions by internet service providers (ISPs) to limit the type and variety of content that individuals have access to. We’ll go into more detail below.

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