Putin locking down the internet from the rest of world

Russia’s sovereign internet bill has been signed into law, giving authorities an easier way to block content.

The sovereign ‘Runet’ law, which was introduced in December, is not popular. A poll a few days ago found only 23 percent of Russians support it.

But it is now set to come into effect in November, with telecoms operators obliged to abide by its terms from the start of 2021.

The stated purpose of the law is to maintain the stability of the Russian internet and the services running over it, in case foreign aggressors try to cut it off the global whole. That action is something that has never been taken deliberately against any country, and remains highly unlikely.

The sovereign ‘Runet’ law, which was introduced in December, is not popular. A poll a few days ago found only 23 percent of Russians support it.

But it is now set to come into effect in November, with telecoms operators obliged to abide by its terms from the start of 2021.

The stated purpose of the law is to maintain the stability of the Russian internet and the services running over it, in case foreign aggressors try to cut it off the global whole. That action is something that has never been taken deliberately against any country, and remains highly unlikely.

Source: Putin signs Runet law to cut Russia’s internet off from rest of world | ZDNet

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