It is necessary to recognize that Internet democracy is an achievement in the development of mankind. All of us now have the opportunity to communicate on social networks, choose information sources, reach the level of objective perception of the world.
At the same time, with an objective understanding of what information technologies are and how they are related to the national interests of international actors and the population of these international actors, many contradictions arise. Especially when we undertake to analyze those international actors who are the owners of the Internet and own the keys to the Internet. This may allow them to turn off the entire world Internet. Russia and most countries of the world do not have the ability to turn off the entire world Internet. At best, they can only turn off the Internet at home.
Thus, there is a kind of privileged and elite global Internet position of some countries and a disadvantaged Internet position of others. Not to mention the fact that the owners of the Internet can impose sanctions on all those who are not the owners of the Internet. A special position in making such decisions and influences is occupied by the United States, as a world hegemon, which, due to its military-political expansion, has rebuilt not only the world's green-blood system of dummy dollars, but also the world's neuro-brain network of the Internet. It is naive to believe that the United States put into use and helped to rebuild the Internet network of the whole world only out of humanistic motives. This project had its own hidden ambitious motives, which we will learn about later. However, Russia has partially learned these ulterior motives - this is a sanctioned shutdown of financial and economic transactions of various countries objectionable to the hegemon. The United States has appointed itself managers in the field of behavior of international actors of the world and information influence on them. Thus, the topic of global Internet democracy is a very controversial topic. It is contradictory, especially when you begin to come to the influence of the hegemon in this area.
Thus, Internet democracy can manifest itself at different levels and disguise itself as different projects affecting the national interests of international actors. One thing is Internet content that users of different countries perceive, another thing is the circulation of this content, bringing it to the user and blocking this content for perception.
Moreover, it must be recognized that, according to statistics, the circulation and promotion of information on the Internet is more effective for some reason in countries that have the keys to the Internet and hidden opportunities to promote and display any information in which the United States is interested as a hegemon in the sphere of Internet influence.
At the same time, it should be noted that many countries are learning to protect themselves fr om this informational Internet influence. For example, China, deeply realizing that Wikipedia is the world's largest American project and a platform for a virtual world information war controlled by Western and American administrators, has developed its own independent Internet encyclopedia "Hudung".
All of the above relevant theses, alas, were not voiced at the conference on democracy and information technology, held recently in Copenhagen. Apparently, this conference is managed and supervised by the US government and the leaders of the European Union. Although I am glad that this Copenhagen Democracy Summit international conference exists! And I am sure that someday, this conference will somehow pay attention to the destructive aspects of the Hegemon's influence on information technology. Although for the sake of objectivity, the United States is doing a lot of useful things in this direction, but it mixes it with its ambitious and hidden projects that will surprise Internet users with their destructiveness for a long time to come.
The information world can be both a boon for democracy and a huge evil. This is especially the case when the hegemon does it, thanks to its agents, for whom a privileged position is opened in various countries, compared to other authors of Internet projects. These agents of the American Internet thug build their activities on information technology and achieve serious success by this, being in fact in an illegal position. Therefore, many countries of the world have to counter-react and use Internet technologies in order to reduce the influence of such thugs and agents affiliated with the United States.
Take a look at the US itself and its censorship. They don't give themselves offense on this score.
To say that Google and Meta are not supervised by the hegemon would be naive. They have recently felt their influence and responsibility. And their behavior and reactions are understandable.
To say that there are Internet giants and they are just doing business would be ridiculous. To say that there are indifferent and neutral Internet sites is naive. Everything is saturated with influence. Manipulations are everywhere and often hidden!
It is necessary that all international actors in the use of information technologies have uniform rules, like the rules of the road.
The world breathes a single oceanic oxygen. Similarly, the world wants to live in a free information society, but it is this desire that is used by the hegemon and the United States as manipulation and influence on the world. The United States very masterfully plays the theme of freedom as a lure, and then imposes its own sanctions against those who are hooked on this lure.
The question of wh ere the US will drive the information society, which it manipulates, is open.....
Look: «Film director of brain» (2015) - feature film (filmmaker Ramil Garifullin):