They just use different terminology to describe it. But, in the end regardless of scope/scale, they are all just creating an Intranet.
#8 | Posted by humtake
But, it will not be a part of the world wide web.
So, I disagree. They are trying to create their own version of Reality. Just like Trump and Fixed News.
Control the flow of information and you control the people.
The people using that internet will not be able to control the technology... the technology will control them.
That is the whole reason for controlling information.
To control the people and preserve the rule of the Rulers.
That story is thousands of years old and goes back even beyond the Egyptian Civilization.
And now governments are getting more and more creative in manipulating the regulatory and political environment.. so as to control Information.
These method offers governments a less disruptive option for controlling the media, including the internet.
The governments in Turkey and Russia have been especially successful with this approach, engineering laws so they can compel internet service providers to remove offending content quickly.
Last month, Uganda began implementing a similar tactic, allegedly to discourage social media use, with the introduction of a tax on platforms such as Facebook and Twitter.
And if you do not know what is going on in China you better start paying attention.
Unless these things are contested and defeated now, what has unfolded in China might become an early preview of the way order is achieved and maintained in the cities of the 21st century, including us (being as how now that we are Great Again we are not "exceptional" anymore)