China Censors the Internet. So Why Doesn’t Russia? – The New York Times

China Censors the Internet. So Why Doesn’t Russia? (Published 2021)

China Censors the Internet. So Why Doesn’t Russia? (Published 2021)

The Kremlin has constructed an entire infrastructure of repression but has not displaced Western apps. Instead, it is turning to outright intimidation.

Link: https://www.nytimes.com/2021/02/21/world/europe/russia-internet-censorship.html

More broadly, the question of how to deal with the internet lays bare a dilemma for Mr. Putin’s Russia: whether to raise state repression to new heights and risk a public backlash or continue trying to manage public discontent by maintaining some semblance of an open society.


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