Reddit Can Be Blocked in Russia over Cannabis SubforumAdded: Friday, August 14th, 2015
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The Russian federal service for supervision of communications, information, technology and mass media claimed it would block the popular service all over Russia if the company fails to remove a thread dedicated to growing cannabis.
According to local Internet watchdog, Roskomnadzor, the country’s federal drug control service opposed a particular subreddit that published an article on the cultivation of growing narcotic plants for public access.
Roskomnadzor also complained about Reddit not responding to its emails and even claimed that the company’s employees were “too relaxed during the August holidays”. In the meantime, people with contacts at Reddit are urged to email it and ask to get the subforum removed. Reddit’s staff was ordered to search their inboxes for previous correspondence or Roskomnadzor implements a block on the website.
It should be reminded that the company recently changed its rules, but still allowed the discussion of illegal activities: Reddit’s administration explained that it was going to remove anything illegal from the site, such as copyrighted content, while discussing illegal activities, including drug use, was not considered illegal and therefore allowed to remain.
By the way, the Russian watchdog does have precedent for blocking websites. A couple years ago, Wikipedia was made inaccessible after publishing content related to cannabis. Back in July 2015, content was removed from YouTube following copyright claims. Roskomnadzor also partly blocked The Pirate Bay, Wayback Machine, GitHub and Kremlin opposition sites. In the meantime, Russian users are still able to access the blocked websites, but only when using VPNs.
Friday, August 14th, 2015
|I keep hearing the name of this Soviet censorship machine this Roskomnadzor ,Its starting to remind me of the bad old days back in the 70's-80's.|
long before the fall of the Berlin Wall. Sad
|posted by (2015-08-15 07:39:47)|
|anyone who is against weed deserves to die plain and simple.|
|posted by (2015-08-17 03:27:43)|
|Are you sure they're gonna block it, or are they planning to annex it?|
Sorry, 2, but all potheads should be "weeded out" of decent society and all dealers executed. I lived - and partied - through the '70s but then, guess what happened: I grew up. Maybe it's time you should, as well.
|posted by (2015-08-17 11:33:00)|
|They did ban reddit but it was not about a weed post, it was someone who wrote a "how to grow psylocybin mushrooms" in russian.|
It is allready unbanned again though.
|I have been using this site for years and have never bothered to comment on a post. But #3 congrats on being one of the most ignorant people alive. All that time you spent partying in the 70's you should have been getting an education. What a clown.||
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