Thousands of Russians march in protest against new ‘internet iron curtain’

Thousands of Russians march in protest against new 'internet iron curtain'

Thousands of people in Moscow and two other Russian cities marched against their government’s new internet restriction laws on Sunday.

Protesters chanted “hands off the internet” and “no to isolation, stop breaking the Russian Internet” in what Reuters described as the biggest protesters in the Russian capital in years.

The Russian government says its “digital sovereignty bill”, which requires all internet traffic in Russia to be directed through state-controlled routing points, would reduce Russia’s dependence on the United States.

But opponents call it an “internet Iron Curtain” which would give the authorities huge power to block online communications and cut off access to troublesome websites….

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