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Russians Selectively Blocking Internet
NY Times ^
| ANDREW E. KRAMER
Posted on 03/31/2013 4:17:08 PM PDT by Nachum
MOSCOW The Russian government in recent weeks has been making use of a new law that gives it the power to block Internet content that it deems illegal or harmful to children.
The countrys communications regulators have required Facebook, Twitter and YouTube to remove material that the officials determined was objectionable, with only YouTube, owned by Google, resisting. The video-sharing site complied with a Russian agencys order to block a video that officials said promoted suicide. But YouTube filed a lawsuit in Russian court in February saying the video, showing how to make a fake wound with makeup materials and a razor blade, was intended for entertainment and should not be restricted.
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TOPICS: News/Current Events; Russia
KEYWORDS: blocking; internet; russians; selectively
posted on 03/31/2013 4:17:09 PM PDT
Meanwhile, the left here would ban Christian websites as “harmful to children”
posted on 03/31/2013 4:20:31 PM PDT
(This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
posted on 03/31/2013 4:35:16 PM PDT
(1929-1950's, 20+years for full recovery. How long this time?)
Meanwhile, the left here would ban Christian websites as harmful to children
Just give them time, and I have no doubt they will do exactly that.
posted on 03/31/2013 4:38:21 PM PDT
(My body is in California, but my heart is in the Philippines)
That must be a Russian custom that we are not aware of.
Whatever you may think of Putin, he ain’t no queer.
posted on 03/31/2013 4:39:42 PM PDT
( I do not indicate whether I am serious or sarcastic -- I respect FReepers too much.)
Yeah, lifting up a kids shirt and kissing his stomach isn’t queer at all.
posted on 03/31/2013 4:53:26 PM PDT
Is he giving that kid a ‘zurburt’???
posted on 03/31/2013 4:53:36 PM PDT
(Great vid by ShorelineMike! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KOZjJk6nbD4&feature=plcp)
The Russian state agency responsible is known as Roskomnadzor — which suitably sounds like the name of an evil fortress in Tolkein.
And, boy, are the folks in power in Washington jealous!
posted on 03/31/2013 8:27:37 PM PDT
(Islam is a Hate Crime. (Blowback: Faithfully farting towards Mecca five times daily!))
The commie NYT is still upset that Putin signed an arrest warrant to nab the Nazi Soros.
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