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Russia’s Online Assault Evaporates Internet Freedom

The recent threats by Russian authorities to block access to popular U.S.-based websites such as Google come amid a larger and growing effort by the Kremlin to wall off sections of the Internet from Russians. What’s more troubling: there’s new research that suggests the Russian public may be ambivalent. Last week, the Kremlin’s Internet and media regulator Roskomnadzor sent letters to the U.S.-based web services Twitter, Facebook and Google, requesting large amounts of private...

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