Well, if you figured the government
was involved with the Internet you were right.
But a conspiracy? 
Not really.

The Internet as we know it today is the product of research begun in the 1950's at the Advanced Research Projects Agency -- a department of the US Government. It was pretty visionary back then for the ARPA Director, JCR Licklider, to investigate the uses of technology and computers.

One fundamental idea was networking which allows different types of computers to all talk to each other.

Two computers talking, 'Hey, how is it going?'

The Internet's original purpose was to help professors and researchers share information regardless of location.  It has since grown to include people, organizations, and companies all over the planet.

In fact, the truth is that no single group is in charge of the Internet.

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