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Russian Duma Approves Sovereign-Internet Bill

The lower chamber of Russia's parliament has passed in the third and final vote a controversial bill that critics say is part of efforts by President Vladimir Putin to expand government control over the internet. Lawmakers in the State Duma on April 16 voted 307 to 68 to pass the proposed legislation that critics fear could herald a new era of widespread censorship. The second reading is when amendments are finalized. The bill must now go to the upper house, the Federation Council,...

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