BRICS Nations Urged to Unite and Create Their Own Internet: A New Era of Digital Sovereignty?

Russia ought to establish an alternative Internet in collaboration with the other BRICS nations, the first deputy chairman of the State Duma Control Committee, Dmitry Gusev, has actually proposed.

According to a file seen by RIA Novosti, the main sent a demand to work on developing “a single inclusive BRICS+ cyberspace” to Maksut Shadaev, the head of Russia’s Ministry of Digital Development, Communications and Mass Media.

The strategy could be implemented “utilizing technical, organizational and civilizational capabilities common to the whole association.”

According to Gusev, the 5th International Municipal Forum BRICS+, which is presently underway in the Russian city of St. Petersburg, is an excellent opportunity to go over a merged web for the BRICS countries.

BRICS presently comprises Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa, however will be signed up with by Argentina, Egypt, Ethiopia, Iran, Saudi Arabia, and the UAE in January. The expanded group, described as BRICS+, is projected to represent almost half of worldwide GDP by 2040.

Earlier this week, China’s President Xi Jinping also called for modifications in the way the international internet works, to benefit individuals of all countries.

“We promote prioritizing advancement and developing a more inclusive and thriving cyberspace,” he said at the opening ceremony of the 2023 World Internet Conference Wuzhen Summit.

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