Over the last decade, the Russian internet has evolved from being freely accessible and almost uncontrolled to being a system over which the Kremlin has established very tight controls, molding it to its taste. The government can censor and block a wide range of content, control the actions of platforms and users and employ the internet as a communication tool to its own advantage. And all of this comes with very minimal oversight and opposition from the Russian-language community of the internet, the RuNet.Read more
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