Russia moves to control online speech with new law banning “fake news” and “disrespect”

Russia appears to be continuing its march towards replicating China’s “Great Firewall” and creating its own, independent Internet by passing two controversial new laws banning certain types of online content. In early February, Russian news agency RosBiznesKonsalting (RBK)¬†announced that Russia would briefly cut its people off from the Internet some time before April in order […]