Russian President Vladimir Putin delivers a speech during a session of the Federal Security Service (FSB) board in Moscow. Photo: Reuters

Russian MPs vote to punish media for ‘fake news’, but critics say move amounts to censorship

  • Law will allow prosecutors to decide what amounts to ‘fake news’ and gives a media watchdog the power to demand an outlet delete information
Topic |   Russia

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Russian President Vladimir Putin delivers a speech during a session of the Federal Security Service (FSB) board in Moscow. Photo: Reuters
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Russian President Vladimir Putin chairs a cabinet meeting in the Kremlin, in Moscow, on February 27, 2019. Photo: AP

Putin wants his own internet amid potential threat of the US isolating Russia in cyberspace

  • Backed by the Russian President, lawmakers in Moscow are pushing a bill through parliament dubbed ‘Sovereign Internet’
  • It aims to create a single command post from which authorities can manage information flows across Russian cyberspace
Topic |   Internet

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Russian President Vladimir Putin chairs a cabinet meeting in the Kremlin, in Moscow, on February 27, 2019. Photo: AP
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