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The most powerful companies, politicians, and activists fighting for the future of your internet

Local residents play tug-of-war as they pull a rope at a park in Shanghai March 2, 2014.
Reuters/Carlos Barria
Not everyone agrees on what the future of the internet should look like.

The internet has become an increasingly fragmented battleground for companies, governments, and individual users tussling over the flow of information online. You probably already know how much your internet life is shaped by Facebook, Amazon, Google, and Apple, but we’ve compiled a list of the powerful players in this space beyond those tech giants. While admittedly incomplete, this list provides an overview of the individuals and organizations whose opinions of what the internet should look like could determine what you see when you are browsing online in the near future.


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