Russia’s New Internet Bill

I found this article interesting as it discusses the passing of Russia’s new internet bill and the country’s response. Russia has been trying to tighten restrictions on internet browsing and just passed its first movement:

“It seeks to route Russian web traffic and data through points controlled by the state and proposes building a national Domain Name System to allow the internet to continue functioning even if the country is cut off from foreign infrastructure.”

In response to this, thousands of people took to the streets of Moscow and two other cities on Sunday to rally against tighter internet restrictions, in some of the biggest protests in the Russian capital in years.

Questions to think about:

  • What’s your reaction to this bill passing?
  • How much should web browsing be regulated?
  • What are the pros and cons to internet regulation?
  • Do you think web browsing is effectively and appropriately regulated in the states?