Russians Selectively Blocking Internet

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 country’s 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 agency’s order to block a video that officials said promoted suicide. But …

via The Cuckoo’s Nest http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/forumotion/yrGQ/~3/jppKZJYkax8/t1578-russians-selectively-blocking-internet

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