Russian Lawmakers Plan to Extend Their Online Crackdown With ‘Fake News’ and ‘Disrespect’ Laws

The Russian parliament has green-lit two new laws that would allow the authorities there to fine or even jail people for disrespecting the government online, and for spreading so-called “fake news.” One law, if finalized, would prohibit posts that show disrespect for Russian society, the state, state symbols, and the authorities there, such as President […]