Russia Censors the Internet from Journalists Telling the TruthAdded: Monday, February 25th, 2013
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Apparently, the Russian government is using web censorship legislation which it told people was designed to protect kids to silence the websites that criticize the government.
A few months ago, the Russian Federation has passed an online blacklist bill to require Internet service providers to filter certain portals. At the time the authorities promised that the blacklist would only be used to protect kids from harmful content, like child porn, suicide instructions, and pro-drug propaganda.
Nevertheless, in a few weeks, a popular blogging service, LiveJournal, was censored, as well as the Russian equivalent of Wikipedia. Being confident that people understand nothing about censorship, the Russian authorities are now targeting journalists they don’t like. For instance, they added a website to the list which was used by prominent free speech and civil liberties reporters of the country who have criticized the government.
The authorities insist that they put the websites on the blacklist due to kids pornography elements, but Access pointed out that instead of simply removing such material, they have banned the entire website. As a result, they have silenced a couple of prominent journalists: Andrei Malgin, who has been very critical of the authorities and Vladimir Pribylovsky, who dared to make public a large database of government misdeeds and disclosed official documents which exposed corruption in the country.
The worst part is that western countries like the United Kingdom, Iceland, Australia and New Zealand are also considering bringing in such filters. In this case, they only need to bring in the claim to protect kids from online pornography, terrorists and so on. Once the instruments for censorship are enforced, the politicians can follow the same pattern as their Russian chums and censor any portal they like.
February 25th,2013Posted by:
Monday, February 25th, 2013
|Censorship in Russia? No way!|
|posted by (2013-02-25 09:49:57)|
|Sam as I've pointed out to you before, in Australia it was an idiot politician who over 3 years ago suggested www censorship- he was shouted down and that was the end of it except that you keep bringing it up.|
|posted by (2013-02-25 11:22:18)|
|omg russian censors really ?|
|posted by (2013-02-25 18:02:59)|
|ya so tell me again...did communism really end in this country? NOPE|
|posted by (2013-02-25 20:27:32)|
|This article seems a little weird.|
QUOTE The authorities insist that they put the websites on the blacklist due to kids pornography elements, but Access pointed out that instead of simply removing such material, they have banned the entire website UNQUOTE
So why do the prominent journalists post on that site? Isn't it just like blocking TPB in as much as those same journalists can move their content and post on another site, and better still one without the child porn element that will get them filtered?
And I'm pretty sure that if the Ru authorities are blocking just those sites mentioned above there will be 10,000's of other internet sites available to them, which makes me question QUOTE Being confident that people understand nothing about censorship UNQUOTE.
And if the UK start to clamp down to 'protect the kids' I'd like them to take a good look at Xbox Live LOL. Because its there I see and hear the most sex/hate/racist/sexist/bully/abusive content online. For a paid service with T&C clearly stating users should not do such things. Of course, as ever, its all about the money.
|There Baaack! What happened to Glasnost or the transparecy in Goverment that began with a hole in the fence to Yugoslavia from East Germany that ended up with the ouster of the Communist party in Germany. The freedom to freely move fom East to West Germany. The ouster of Communism in Poland and first democratic elections since the the early 30s The breaking up of The Soviet Union, the dissoulution of the Warsaw pact in I believe in the beginning of 90s and so on and so on. Was that all for naught. The commies are back in charge? The children are looking at Porn OMG. News flash Kids if left to their own device are watching porn in the U.S. also. That's why there are Parents or don't they have them in socialism or is that just a democratic thing. My kid doesn't watch porn. Any idea how I know? I asked him.I said hey little one don't be watching Porn because if you do they will shut down my favorite Web site. Like Patton said; let keep marching right into the Kremlin and blow the ...... out of the commie ....... why we here anyway cause I'm guessing here we will have to some day anyway. Now it's to late because there baaack!!|
|What the hell Russians!?! They are so strict it's retarded! I saw porn when i was a kid, it was fun for me and it made me learn stuff lol.|
Now the kids in Russians are going to be SO CONFUSED when they get lucky lol
|he said ,she said,the Americans claim china is always hacking them,the Russians control their media and here we are another fine day in Paradise where we are`nt monitored and media controlled,then I woke up and realised I must also be in Russia since our internet is monitored as is the Americans with Microsoft fusion centres,homeland security,FBI,CIA and NSA and thats before the copyright police and so on ad infinitum.We may live in a democracy but its hardly free and unlimited in what is it`s privacy,in the UK there are blanket orders which cover up high level media coverage and various controls in place as there are in eery government.|
|@Drunken_Driver ,most of the first released films come from Russia as well as a lot of software and Iam sure if you search for it much porn and it would also be prudent to shut-down without these sites using the media, saying that they are all for the common good of the people,much the same as the Americans have done to sites all over Europe under different strategies from homeland security and defence to porn sites in their little Cyber war,giving all the countries along the way the idea that they all need their own Cyber police to match the Xenophobic America of today.Britains Cyber Division is set to Roll out this year.|
|posted by (2013-02-27 07:58:18)|
|Interesting how Max Keiser of RT criticizes censorship occurring in the west. What does he have to say about this? Did someone once say: "People in glass houses shouldn't throw stones."? Will PRAVDA rise again?|
|posted by (2013-02-28 06:51:40)|
|WOW! jee you think?!!!|
of course Russia does that.
|censorship is no stranger here in America, but the Government doesn't have to do it. the Journalists themselves censor for them. Along with Deregulation, and Reaganomics yhat's one of the little known facts about pres. Ronald Reagan's contribution to our failing economy, and how many people even remember "Black Monday"?|
|posted by (2013-03-02 05:26:05)|
|I'm not surprise Russia did such as this things, they did like China block reporters to tells true, if one of reporters tells the true, they will whitewash it|
|[We] usually murder them,sad but thats still the Russian way of stopping free speech.|
Im a proud Russian,but like the majority of the population despise the government,F.s.b
I highly recommend reading her publications
|posted by (2013-03-05 23:38:27)|
|any filter cost money for any windows user and are you imagine each censorship filter for nation wide ISP's? maybe it coming with service and slow speed using ip address where police and schools access and track user visited links history reports.||
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