"The Internet" cannot be conscious because it is not a holistic entity and lacks the architechture for it. There is no internet-spanning AI.
Again, how can you possibly know that?
Intelligence doesn't need to be designed, or purposefully "architected" into a system. It's an emergent property that can arise in any sufficiently complex system, and "the internet" as a whole is easily as complex as a single human.
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"None of us likes to be hated, none of us likes to be shunned. A natural result of these conditions is, that we consciously or unconsciously pay more attention to tuning our opinions to our neighbor’s pitch and preserving his approval than we do to examining the opinions searchingly and seeing to it that they are right and sound." - Mark Twain