iOS app Android app

Russia Internet Censorship

Once a Defender of Internet Freedom, Putin Is Now Bringing China's Great Firewall to Russia

Andrei Soldatov | Posted 05.04.2017 | World
Andrei Soldatov

MOSCOW -- Back in 1999, when Russia was a different country and Vladimir Putin was a different leader, he promised to protect Internet freedom in Russia. He didn't fear the power of the Web then. But he does now. And he's looking to China for help.

From Russia with Déjà Vu About American Child Protection and Censorship

Larry Magid | Posted 04.14.2012 | Technology
Larry Magid

There were people at Russia's Safer Internet Day conference proposing blocking access to certain types of illegal content. If this sounds familiar, think back just a couple of weeks to our debate around a pair of U.S. bills that would have done just that for sites with alleged pirated content.