The Internet Atlas:
Measuring structural risks to the global Internet
The Internet Atlas, a project of CLTC’s Daylight Lab, measures long-term structural risks to the global Internet. We produce openly available, reproducible indicators to identify points of strength and weakness at various levels of the Internet “stack.”
Our goal is to help everyone involved with Internet governance move the Internet in the direction they want it to go. Measurement is a key policy tool: as central banks watch measures of inflation and employment as they decide how to set monetary policy, internet governance should rely on independent and reproducible indicators to guide and structure decision-making.
Watch a video about this project:
- Merrill, N., & Weber, S. (2020). Web site blocking as a proxy of policy alignment. First Monday, 26(1).
- CLTC Bulletin. Internet Fragmentation: Beyond “free” and “closed.” November 26, 2019.
- Read Daylight Lab Director Nick Merrill’s substack.
- Techdirt. Understanding the Splinternet. July 13, 2020.
- The Hill. Show me who bans TikTok and I’ll show you your (future) allies. September 27, 2020.
- The Hill. Protect and regulate the Internet’s hidden power brokers. June 22, 2021.
Thanks to the following for their support of this project: