World leaders strike a historic agreement on the “future of the internet”

World leaders from more than 60 countries, including the United States and the United Kingdom, have come together to sign a new accord aimed at ensuring the internet’s future.

According to the White House, the so-called Declaration on the Future of the Internet (PDF) would assist enhance democracy online since countrie

who have committed to its terms have promised not to sabotage elections by waging online misinformation campaigns or illegally eavesdropping on individuals.

At the same time, the declaration pledges to promoting online safety and equity, with participating countries promising