Observers fear intermediary rules that include proactive monitoring, user verification and tight timelines that dictate how quickly a company should take down material authorities deem questionable.
Officials seek to combat the spread of fake news among a population that experts say has proven highly susceptible. Many fear the spread of fake news could end up being the deciding factor in some constituencies.
Facebook has long banned white supremacist language, but did not previously consider white nationalist or separatist content to be explicitly racist. Now they do, and many argue it would make a difference.
Russia is planning to temporarily unplug from the internet next month in preparation for installing safeguards to internet access in the event of a foreign cyberattack - particularly from the United States.
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