Stephen Colbert knows how to survive if Russia physically breaks the Internet

In the event that Russia cuts off global Internet access, just follow this advice and you'll be fine.


Gavia Baker-Whitelaw


Published Nov 4, 2015   Updated May 27, 2021, 5:07 pm CDT

After Russian submarines were spotted near undersea Internet cables last week, U.S. officials were understandably concerned about Russia compromising global communications by cutting the cables.

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Happily, Stephen Colbert is on the case.

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In a segment worthy of his old Colbert Report persona, Colbert blithely explained how to get through life if Russia used its “crab claws” to cut those Internet cables. To survive in a world without social media, there are several things you’ll need to pack—beginning with all those baby photos you’ll be missing from Facebook.

Screengrab via The Late Show with Stephen Colbert/YouTube

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*First Published: Nov 4, 2015, 9:42 am CST