Who's in Charge of the Internet?

NYU GovLab's Stefaan Verhulst digs into multistakeholder internet governance in a sexy new research paper. We break it down for you.

There are few sexier topics in tech than multi-stakeholder governance in internet policymaking, and while we try to abstain from clickbait here, we’ll indulge you yet again, readers, with this post on it.

Stefaan Verhulst, the cofounder of the GovLab at NYU Tandon, has a new paper out on the topic, which, when it comes down to it, is a really important question: How do we manage and operate a “decentralized, non-hierarchical global network” of more than 3 billion people?

In a sense, the internet is the biggest example of anarchic governance in human history to date. 

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