ADVERTISEMENTIran’s National Information Network is run by a state-owned media company that allows users to access the internet but polices all content on the network and limits external information.
China’s “Great Firewall” censorship program similarly limits content. The Washington Post reported last week that websites for The Washington Post and the Guardian are now reportedly blocked in the country as Beijing ramps up its efforts censor foreign websites.Russia has increasingly moved toward these approaches. Earlier this year, Putin signed a law that would build the necessary infrastructure that would allow the country to operate its own state-controlled internet and essentially cut itself off from the rest of the world if it so chooses. State-owned Russian media outlets have maintained that the move is purely a defensive cybersecurity measure.