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Censorship

Submission + - Russia internet blacklist law takes effect (bbc.co.uk) 1

An anonymous reader writes: A law that aims to protect children from harmful internet content by allowing the government to take sites offline has taken effect in Russia.

The authorities are now able to blacklist and force offline certain websites without a trial.

The law was approved by both houses of parliament and signed by President Vladimir Putin in July.

Human rights groups have said the legislation might increase censorship in the country.

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Russia internet blacklist law takes effect

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  • >> aims to protect children from harmful internet content

    Except you already know that most of the sites that actually get shut down will be those that criticise Putin or piss off Hollywood/the music industry.

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