Alex Jones predicted this years ago. The internet is constantly changing, and tech firms are increasingly bowing to political powers. Googe’s Eric Schmidt recently told an audience that his company is currently building a ‘second internet’ by designing a censored, pro-government search engine, primarily for the Chinese government.
The new government-friendly internet will initially be much larger than the ‘free’ internet because China and its satellite community has more captive viewers and computer users than the western world.
Of course, the rapid rise in alternative media sources illustrates that top-down, elitist control of the internet will quickly be surpassed by the free internet.