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Web protests over Russia’s new internet law
Euronews ^ | 07/12/2012 00:43 CET

Posted on 07/11/2012 11:39:38 PM PDT by Olog-hai

Russian-based websites have reacted with alarm to the State Duma’s approval of a new information law blacklisting some sites. Opponents say it amounts to a crackdown on open political debate.

Prime Minister Dimtry Medvedev has dismissed the criticism. He says the legislation aims to regulate the web, which is needed to combat, among other things, child pornography.

The law will allow for the creation of a single register of sites containing information deemed harmful or illegal.

Opponents include the bloggers’ platform LiveJournal. They fear it is censorship by another name and question who will decide what material is considered suitable and if there will be a process of appeal. …

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Foreign Affairs; Government; Russia
KEYWORDS: russia; vladimirputin

1 posted on 07/11/2012 11:39:43 PM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai
And this surprises us.... why?

Obama can do the same thing here, with a stroke of his pen and Executive Order. Or don't people realize that?

All he needs is an excuse, and he can manufacture an excuse easily.

2 posted on 07/12/2012 6:36:48 AM PDT by dayglored (Listen, strange women lying in ponds distributing swords is no basis for a system of government!)
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