🇷🇺 Is Vladimir Putin building his own version of China’s Great Firewall? | Inside Story SUBSCRIBE: https://youtu.be/Rf0N9981Eqw : Television’s long been Russia’s main source for news, under the watchful eye of President Putin.
But the internet is fast eroding state television’s influence. Through a combination of legislation and surveillance infrastructure the Kremlin wants to ensure it has control of all media.
New bills going through parliament are aimed at creating a single command post from which the government can decide what information is allowed online.
Putin says it’s a defensive response to the Trump Administration’s new cyber strategy, but critics say it’s meant to stave off any domestic political unrest.
Can Russia isolate itself from the global internet?
Presenter: Hashem Ahelbarra
Viktor Olevich – Lead Analyst at the Center for Actual Politics.
Sam Greene – Director of the Russia Institute at King’s College London
Alexander Soloviev – Member and Former Chairman of the advocacy group Open Russia.
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