Russia officially introduced a ‘sovereign internet’ law to let Putin cut off the entire country from the rest of the web


A new “sovereign internet” law came into force in Russia on Friday. The law will allow the government to cut the entire country’s internet off from the rest of the worldwide web, ostensibly to protect the country from cyberattacks. It requires Russian internet providers to install hardware to allow authorities to locate the source of traffic and block it. Critics say President Vladimir Putin could now censor and close the internet from the rest of the world, like in China.


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