Digital darkness: Are the authorities going to disconnect Russia from the global Internet?


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In early March, the Telegram channel ZaTelecom published several government documents, which seemingly hinted that the Russian authorities were preparing to disconnect the country from the "external" Internet. The authenticity of these memos has yet to be confirmed. At this writing, Russia remains connected to the global Internet -- but could the authorities really pull the plug? For answers to this and other key questions, Meduza turned to lawyer Sarkis Darbinyan, the co-founder of the digital rights group Roskomsvoboda. Original Article:

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