Category «blocking»

The Russia-Ukranian war triggers splinternet?

The threat of splinternet (earlier referred to as balkanization of internet) has been envisaged and discussed for 20 years already. Today many anticipate turning the global internet into the network splintered  into a collection of fragmented networks controlled by governments or corporations. Political Science News “Does Splinternet mean the end of the Internet?” 6/04/2022 described …

Decree On News Aggregators And Its Enforcement Signed In Belarus

On March 22, 2022 Alexander Lukashenko signed a decree on internet news aggregators. The purpose of the document is “to improve the quality and accessibility of information provided to citizens through news aggregators, to ensure the protection of the interests of society and the state in this segment of the information space”. The decree obliges …