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New Law in Russia Lets Authorities Take Down Certain Sites Without Trial

A law that aims to protect children from harmful internet content by allowing the government to take sites offline has taken effect in Russia. The authorities are now able to blacklist and force offline certain websites without a trial. The law was approved by both houses of parliament and signed by President Vladimir Putin in July.

Read full story: BBC

Related topics: Censorship, Internet Governance, Law

 
   

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Who, me? Martin Cohen  –  Nov 06, 2012 5:38 PM PDT

How does this differ from what the U.S. did?

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