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Tags: EU | Russia | Internet

Russia Presses Case for Greater Control over Its Internet

Wednesday, 27 February 2019 05:40 AM

MOSCOW (AP) — The Kremlin spokesman says reports that the U.S. military carried out a cyberattack in Russia ahead of the U.S. midterm elections proves that the country needs to create its own, self-controlled segment of the internet.

Russia's parliament this month passed the first reading of a bill that proposes all internet traffic be routed through servers in Russia. Opponents fear the measure would lead to widespread censorship.

Dmitry Peskov was reacting on Wednesday to a recent report in The Washington Post that quoted unnamed U.S. officials as saying that the U.S. military remotely blocked internet access to a Russian "troll factory" ahead of the 2018 midterm elections.

Several of the troll farm's employees have been indicted in the United States.

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The Kremlin spokesman says reports that the U.S. military carried out a cyberattack in Russia ahead of the U.S. midterm elections proves that the country needs to create its own, self-controlled segment of the internet.Russia's parliament this month passed the first reading...
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Wednesday, 27 February 2019 05:40 AM
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