A World of trouble for social media

A World of trouble for social media
Russian officials plan to limit the influence of activists like Alexei Navalny during the World Cup by blocking certain social media sites. Pic: Getty

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

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 the services,...

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