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Parliament Approves Expanding Government Control Of The Internet In Russia

WorldNews Wednesday, 17 April 2019
Parliament Approves Expanding Government Control Of The Internet In RussiaThe Russian Duma gave its final approval for a bill to establish a domestic internet in Moscow, which critics argue is going to allow censorship across the country, according to Deutsche Welle. Russian Duma deputies overwhelmingly supported the measure in a 307-68 vote, with most citing the importance of cybersecurity as the reason behind their votes. The law will create an independent infrastructure for the Russian internet (Runet) which will allow Russia to isolate itself but still maintain services in case of an attack. Now it's likely to be approved by the upper house of parliament and will be signed into law by Russian President Vladimir Putin before coming into force on November 1,...

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