Russian ‘Sovereign Internet’ Bill Gets First Approval

Russian ‘Sovereign Internet’ Bill Gets First Approval

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Russian lawmakers backed tighter Internet controls on Tuesday to defend against foreign meddling in draft legislation that critics warn could disrupt Russia’s Internet and be used to stifle dissent. The legislation, which some Russian media have likened to an online “iron curtain,” passed its first of three readings in the 450-seat lower chamber of parliament.
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