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Controlling free expression “by infrastructure” in the Russian Internet: The consequences of RuNet sovereignization

List of AuthorsSivetc Liudmila

PublisherMunksgaard International Publishers

Publication year2021

JournalFirst Monday

Volume number26

Issue number5




Russia has been coaxing foreign Internet companies into building the Yarovaya-Law infrastructure, by listing them as “information disseminators”. This infrastructure, aimed at storing content data collected by information disseminators, might develop into a state-controlled content layer for the sovereign Russian Internet, presenting a new digital lock to curb free expression. However, by the summer of 2020, the building of the Yarovaya-Law infrastructure had faltered due to cost and implementation obstacles; this may now have hindered the continuation of the RuNet sovereignization strategy.

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