Strengthening the Internet. For Everyone.

The world relies on a secure and trustworthy Internet.

Every minute of every hour, people connect with one another online, sharing information, ideas, and dreams.

Working with our global community, we help make the Internet a trustworthy place. Together, we advocate to keep the Internet resilient and functioning—secure wherever it reaches.

What Is the Splinternet?

You open your favorite search engine—only to be routed to a government-approved source. You try to access social media, but it’s blocked. This is the splinternet, where fragmented networks are controlled by governments or corporations, and this is what it’s like for millions of people across the world. Some countries only allow residents to access sites the government deems “safe.” Other countries want to follow their lead. If we let it gain ground it’ll destroy the Internet as we know it—and the human progress it makes possible.

How We’re Strengthening the Internet

We mobilize communities to secure the Internet’s core.

We nurture research and collaboration into the security issues facing the Internet.

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We work to defend the Internet against decisions that could fragment it.

We lend our subject matter and technical expertise to issues that provide value to courts.

We ensure people everywhere have the tools to communicate securely online.

Image copyrights:
Leading image: © Internet Society / Nyani Quarmyne / Panos Pictures, We nurture research: © Stonehouse Photographic,
We protect the building blocks: © Internet Society / Nyani Quarmyne / Panos Pictures, We ensure people everywhere have the tools: © Chris Gregory