In a new survey by Russian state pollster WCIOM, 58% of respondents said they supported a complete Internet shutdown in case of a national security threat or mass protests. Seventy-three percent said they believed that negative information about Russian state officials should not be published online. Only 11% said they thought the Internet should be entirely free from government censorship, while 49% said they thought the Internet should be censored.

— WCIOM

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