No smartphones for Russian soldiers
The move could be detrimental to open source journalism.
Russia has banned smartphones for soldiers.
The ban is on phones that can take pictures and videos and connect to the internet.
The ban also extends to tablets and laptops.
Governments across the world are restricting phones to protect military information.
Russian soldiers are forbidden from posting selfies online, write about the military, or talk to journalists.
In the past, social media posts have exposed Russian activity in places where the government denied their presence.
It also raised security concerns since certain apps can track and expose movements.
Story Source: BBC