The Right Honourable Sasquatch Posted 5 months ago Is the Internet a "US colony" Now? The Internet as a network of networks; that is a perfectly acceptable level of abstraction. But I think the OP, and the talk (which I admittedly didn’t watch), are concerned with sociological, not technological, elements of the Internet. Including the Internet’s “lack of democratization” and the ability of the US specifically to censor or otherwise influence the Internet. So while I concede all your technical points, and I confess a bit of hyperbole, I don’t think that the distributed nature of the Internet protects it much from US influence (political, diplomatic or technological). Nor does its make-up protect other groups or nations from US interference should it choose to interfere. Nor has the US ever given any indication that it considers the Internet to be anything other than a sovereign resource, despite its global nature. So in that respect it is awfully colonial.