The US is now playing by China's internet rules
President Trump's crackdown on TikTok suggests that the US government is starting to see the internet more like China does — as a network that countries can and should control within their borders. Today's global internet has split into three zones, according to many observers: The European Union's privacy-focused network; China's government-dominated network; and the US-led network dominated by a handful of American companies. TikTok's fate suggests China's model has US fans as well.
The U.S. is now playing by China's internet rules