Vladimir Putin says that Wikipedia should be banned and replaced with a Russian version with & # 39; reliable information & # 39;
- President Putin said: & # 39; It is better to replace it with the Great Russian Encyclopedia & # 39;
- The Kremlin must create its £ 20 million alternative between 2020 and 2022
- Monday a new law came into force that could make mass web censorship possible
Vladimir Putin says that Wikipedia should be banned and replaced with a Russian version to provide & # 39; reliable information & # 39; to deliver.
& # 39; It is better to replace it with the Great Russian Encyclopedia in electronic form … here it will in any case be reliable information in a good modern form. & # 39; According to Putin, Putin told the Russian Language Council on Tuesday RIA.
The Kremlin has announced that £ 20 million plans for its Russian alternative to Wikipedia will be completed by September by 2022.
Putin's announcement follows the new internet regulation that came into force on Monday, allowing Russia to isolate its web from the rest of the world.
Vladimir Putin says that Wikipedia must be banned and replaced by a Russian version to provide reliable information (photo: during a meeting in the Kremlin on Wednesday)
Critics say the new law allows a Russian intranet, similar to that of the Chinese, that can block content for no reason.
The government claims that this is for national security reasons in the event of & # 39; an emergency & # 39 ;.
The law requires internet providers to install equipment that is called deep packet inspection (DPI), according to the BBC, which can block and filter traffic from certain sources.
WHAT IS ROSKOMNADZOR?
Roskomnadzor is the Russian federal body best known for its responsibility for media censorship.
It also oversees the confidential treatment of personal data in Russia and the organization of the radio frequency service.
It has had remarkable blocked websites in the past, including Wikipedia, Pornhub and parts of Amazon.
It means that the country's telecommunications company Roskomnadzor can block websites more easily.
In the meantime, the Kremlin would already test an intranet.
According to D-Russia, the network insulation tests start after November 1, 2019 and will take place repeatedly at least annually.
& # 39; On Monday, the government approved the provision on conducting exercises to ensure the stable, secure and holistic operation of the Internet and public communications networks in the Russian Federation, & # 39; D-Russia reported.
& # 39; The exercises are (held) at federal and regional level. & # 39;
It is believed that the Russian government regards its current dependence on Western IT as a strategic vulnerability that could be exploited by other countries.
The step to isolate Russia's Internet infrastructure – often & # 39; RuNet & # 39; – is accompanied by legislation to restrict citizens' access to certain sites.
For example, a 2006 Russian law restricted access to services such as LinkedIn, the encrypted SMS app Telegram and the & # 39; radio & # 39; app Zello by requiring companies to open their software to national security forces and law enforcement agencies.
However, critics have claimed that the tests are part of a broader attempt to isolate its citizens from the surrounding world and its influences. In the photo, protesters are campaigning for internet freedom in Russia after the new law was submitted in March
In addition, the Russian communication agency Roskomnadzor called an internet center for monitoring and management at the passage of the federal sovereign internet legislation in April.
In June, the Russian government threatened to block nine major VPN providers that had refused to enforce state censorship.
With Virtual Private Network (VPN) services, users can make secure internet connections through public networks and can be used to access blocked websites.
& # 39; When Russia implemented its domestic internet law, it was not clear how much the government would really do to make it happen & # 39 ;, Sherman added.
Russian soldiers dressed in historical uniforms are rehearsing for an upcoming parade in Red Square in Moscow on November 5
& # 39; Now it is clear that they intend to adapt systems so that the internet within Russian borders can be disconnected from the global network at will. & # 39;
& # 39; These decoupling tests that Russia has planned for the near future – as well as, according to documents, the coming years – are steps towards the operation of this so-called & # 39; RuNet & # 39;. & # 39;
& # 39; They are also in line with a series of international efforts by authoritarian governments to bring this kind of & # 39; Cyber Sovereignty & # 39; for the Global Community. & # 39;
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