China's internet is only connected to the worldwide web through a few servers, which are closely monitored by the state. And Chinese platforms scrutinize uploaded content in real time.
The Russian Duma has given its final approval to a bill creating a domestic internet. Lawmakers say it aims to protect Russia from cyber threats — but the law has sparked protest: Critics worry it will allow censorship.
China does everything it can to block access to information, particularly from the foreign press. So letting a Chinese firm build Germany's 5G network is naive, to say the least, says DW Director General Peter Limbourg.
Russia's Duma has given its initial approval for a draft law that would create a domestic internet. The stated intent is to protect Russia from external threats. But critics worry that it would facilitate censorship.
A group of Chinese feminists are fighting back on social networks against widespread sexual harassment at universities. But the fight has been tough as they face censorship and government crackdowns.
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