In this article for Wired, senior editor Lily Hay Newman reports that Russia is building an internet structure that can survive even if it is disconnected from the rest of the world, now known as RuNet.
While several internet freedom advocates say that the Russian government has no technological capacity to cause a full connectivity blackout in the entire country, many researchers and human rights advocates in Russia, say that RuNet is a bid to control and censor access to digital information. It is a foreboding sign of what can come if the Russian government steps up its efforts to capture and control digital information.
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