There is a life and death battle on for the future of the internet

Governments across the world are battling with technology companies to decide the future of the internet. And it is a matter of life and death.

The UK Government is currently leading a fight to force technology companies to delete content at will, a power they claim is necessary for counter-extremism projects but which experts say will enable censorship and could even put people at great risk of attack.

And the result of that fight is likely to be profound: countries across the world are following the UK in attempting to decide what’s published online.