Russia Intensifies Censorship Campaign, Pressuring Tech Giants

From a New York Times story by Adam Satariano headlined “Russia Intensifies Censorship Campaign, Pressuring Tech Giants”:

As Russia attacks Ukraine, the authorities in Moscow are intensifying a censorship campaign at home by squeezing some of the world’s biggest tech companies.

Last week, Russian authorities warned Google, Meta, Apple, Twitter, TikTok and others that they had until the end of this month to comply with a new law that requires them to set up legal entities in the country. The so-called landing law makes the companies and their employees more vulnerable to Russia’s legal system and the demands of government censors, legal experts and civil society groups said.