Moscow Claims Facebook Incident Proves Time For Russia's Internet Sovereignty

Russia believes that countries need to become less dependent on US technology giants and need to strengthen their own domestic infrastructure.

Moscow Claims Facebook Incident Proves Time For Russia's Internet Sovereignty
Moscow Claims Facebook Incident Proves Time For Russia's Internet Sovereignty

Moscow authorities say a major internet problem has taken away Facebook's services, including Instagram and WhatsApp. This is a sign that countries need to become less dependent on US tech giants and strengthen their own domestic infrastructure.

Speaking during a YouTube live broadcast on Tuesday, Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said that technical failures had disrupted three of the world's largest social media platforms for six years. time on 4/10. And this highlights the failures of the California-based Facebook group (USA) as well as the need for the ability to create a sovereign internet system of its own.

"We have to understand that such disruption can happen at any time, based on the processes currently being developed in the US," Zakharova said. "Yesterday they showed you everything. We are not disconnecting ourselves, but their technology is failing to the extent that three and a half billion people are already disconnected."

Russia is trying to eliminate the influence of Western social networking platforms.
Russia is trying to eliminate the influence of Western social networking platforms.

Russia claims to be taking steps to assert more control over the social media networks operating in the country, as well as expand its own internet infrastructure, allowing it to be separate from the rest of the world. the rest of the web system.

In recent years, Moscow has invested in developing its online infrastructure in the country, hoping to allow the country's internet to operate autonomously should a crisis arise.

Following Facebook's outage, Zakharova said that the platform's failure and outage could not only cause users to lose contact, but could lead to some damage to critical business operations.

Russian Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Maria Zakharova.
Russian Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Maria Zakharova.

"We're not just talking about the displeasure of cats whose owners haven't published great photos of them," she said. "This is a business problem, and not just the business of the big companies, but also the business of people doing business through these social networks, taking orders and providing services."

Explaining the global system outage, Facebook wrote in an October 4 statement that "our engineering teams became aware that configuration changes on backbone routers, which coordinate traffic The amount of network traffic between our data centers, caused the problem to disrupt this communication."

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