A World of trouble for social media

The knock-on impact of a social media ban at the World Cup would be huge

Emmet Ryan

Technology Correspondent @emmetjryan
15th February, 2018
2
Russian officials plan to limit the influence of activists like Alexei Navalny during the World Cup by blocking certain social media sites. Pic: Getty

Calling Alexei Navalny a thorn in the side of Vladimir Putin’s administration would vastly overstate the impact the activist has in Russia. He is however seen as an irritation, often a useful one from some corners of the Kremlin, and now the Russian government is looking to make a statement in its ability to restrict Navalny and it’s a whopper.

Russia is threatening to block YouTube and Instagram in Russia unless...

Subscribe from just €1 for the first month!

Exclusive offers:

All Digital Access + eReader

Trial

€1

Unlimited Access for 1 Month

Get basic

*New subscribers only

You can cancel any time.

Annual

€200

€149 For the 1st Year

Unlimited Access for 1 Year

You can cancel any time.

Quarterly

€55

€42

90 Day Pass

You can cancel any time.

2 Yearly

€315

€248

Unlimited Access for 2 Years

You can cancel any time.

Team Pass

Get a Business Account for you and your team

Share this post

Related Stories

Hard Station: the strange world of tech embargoes

More Tech Brian Lloyd 2 months ago

Podcast: CWSI on securing remote workers during lockdown working

Podcast: Avaya on improving connectivity through the crisis

Tinkerer tailors a solution for property owners to save on water bills

More Tech Emmet Ryan 4 months ago