Friday, August 1, 2014

Russia cracks down on bloggers

Posted By on Fri, Aug 1, 2014 at 9:35 AM

Russia is cracking down on bloggers.

Among others, Poynter notes:

“Popularly known as the ‘law on bloggers,’ the legislation requires users of any website whose posts are read by more than 3,000 people each day to publish under their real name and register with the authorities if requested.” (The Guardian) | “Registered bloggers have to disclose their true identity, avoid hate speech, ‘extremist calls’ and even obscene language.” (Gigaom) | The law also states that “social networks must maintain six months of data on its users.”

I'd be fucked.


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