How the U.S. Government Learned to Stop Worrying About The Global Internet and Kicked Russians Off Its Networks

NextGov: The global internet is a lot less global than it was a few years ago.

The U.S. government, which used to be the loudest advocate for knocking down digital barriers, has begun to erect barriers of its own since the 2016 election and the Russian hacking and influence operation that upended it.

U.S. officials and lawmakers once merely condemned Russian and Chinese laws that forced tech companies to share their source code or to store citizens’ data within national borders. Now, they’re developing countervailing laws and policies that limit the ability of those nations’ companies to access and endanger U.S. secrets.

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