‘Trying to use internet as a private fiefdom’: Ex-Russian President Medvedev SLAMS US authorities for net manipulation


Washington is making an attempt to leverage the web solely to its benefit, based on former Russian President Dmitry Medvedev, now Deputy Chairman of the nationwide Security Council. He says the technique is “deplorable.”

Speaking on Wednesday, Medvedev, who additionally served as Russian prime minister, stated the stress the White House positioned on the homeowners of the social community WeChat (Chinese Internet large Tencent) was a primary instance of the US exploiting the web as its personal personal instrument. 

He added that Washington goals to proceed pursuing its coverage of viewing the net solely by means of the prism of its personal nationwide pursuits, and disregarding any rules.

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“Not surprisingly, a number of countries, primarily the US, are seeking to use the Internet as their fiefdom and as a tool to ensure their interests are met exclusively,” he stated, recalling that the US additionally controls the main system of domains and IP addresses. “Simply and directly put, it shouldn’t be like that.”

Medvedev feels that the stress at the moment being exerted on China by the US is one thing that Russian net corporations may additionally face. “This behavior of the US and some of their partners proves that neither internet users nor businesses nor states can be sure that their interests will be duly protected in these conditions,” he stated.

Several years in the past, “the US discussed an idea of disconnecting Russia from the payment verification system, that is, from the SWIFT system. It is now China that is experiencing such fairly serious, tough pressure,” Medvedev continued. “A portion of those sanctions and strategies of exerting stress pertain to the Internet.”

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