Censorship

Russian internet prepares to go solo

Map of Russia floating away from its place on the globe with a cable unplugged
Illustration: Aïda Amer/Axios

Russia is planning to sever itself temporarily from the global internet, ostensibly to prepare the country to deal with a digital attack that would leave it cut off.

Why it matters: That's Russia's stated intent, but experts believe the goal is actually to wrest more control over the country's domestic internet.

InfoWars removed from Roku after backlash

InfoWars host Alex Jones. Photo: Drew Angerer/Getty Images

Roku announced Tuesday night that it has pulled the InfoWars app from its platform after hearing from "concerned parties," CNN's Oliver Darcy reports.

The backdrop: Per Darcy, InfoWars was previously available on Roku but "recently published an updated app," which prompted backlash from users who noticed that the conspiracy site had appeared on their streaming devices. Jones, a controversial figure who has been banned from Twitter, Facebook and YouTube, is currently being sued by the families of the Sandy Hook school shooting for claiming the massacre was a "false flag" operation by paid actors.

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