Can New Norms of Behavior Extend the Rules-Based Order Into Cyberspace?

A person reads a news report about Facebook, which shut down a number of fake news sites that were spreading disinformation ahead of national elections, on his mobile phone, Dhaka, Bangladesh, Dec. 20, 2018 (AP photo).
A person reads a news report about Facebook, which shut down a number of fake news sites that were spreading disinformation ahead of national elections, on his mobile phone, Dhaka, Bangladesh, Dec. 20, 2018 (AP photo).

Over the past quarter century, the internet has transformed human existence, dramatically altering everything from daily life, societal interactions and economic exchange, to political debates and geopolitical rivalries. In 1996, only 36 million people were online. Today, 3.7 billion are, and the remaining half of humanity will soon join them in the connected world. Although the benefits of cyberspace are undeniable, malicious state and criminal actors often use it to further their nefarious ends, while at times endangering its digital infrastructure. Hoping to protect this vulnerable domain, the Global Commission on the Stability of Cyberspace recently issued its final report, […]

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