What’s the significance of Russia disconnecting from the internet?

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What’s the significance of Russia disconnecting from the internet?

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It’s laying the ground work for any country, but specifically Russia in this case, to create an echo chamber and to control the flow of information. The Russian government can basically censor its citizens and determine the information they can have access to.

Russia is a dictatorship pretending to be a democracy, the state controls information so can make Putin look good and anyone else look bad, however the internet is far more difficult to control than TV, radio and newspapers and some of the information on the internet was undermining the states control of the message about Putin. By turning off the international internet the state can reassert control of the flow of information, basically putting it on the same level of control as China and Iran.

This is better in r/outoftheloop or r/worldpolitics.