Putin: The Internet Is a CIA project

Photo: www.kremlin.ru (CC)

Photo: www.kremlin.ru (CC)

Well duh, Pooty Poot…

Via the Associated Press:

President Vladimir Putin on Thursday called the Internet a CIA project and made comments about Russia’s biggest search engine Yandex, sending the company’s shares plummeting.

The Kremlin has been anxious to exert greater control over the Internet, which opposition activists – barred from national television – have used to promote their ideas and organize protests.

Russia’s parliament this week passed a law requiring social media websites to keep their servers in Russia and save all information about their users for at least half a year. Also, businessmen close to Putin now control Russia’s leading social media network, VKontakte.

Speaking Thursday at a media forum in St. Petersburg, Putin said that the Internet originally was a “CIA project” and “is still developing as such.”

Keep reading at the AP, comrade.

2 Comments on "Putin: The Internet Is a CIA project"

  1. Rhoid Rager | Apr 25, 2014 at 8:53 am |

    Good idea. Let’s shut the Internet down. The US feds own everything. No worth in exchanging opinions anymore.

  2. Adam's Shadow | Apr 25, 2014 at 1:48 pm |

    Haters gonna hate; Putin just wants the same level of control masked by the illusion of free choice that the U.S. has.

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