Russian Government Has Begun to Censor the Internet

Russian Government Has Begun to Censor the Internet

In countries like China and Iran censorship on the Internet is a daily reality for citizens. Well, now we can add another country to that list--Russia. According to The New York Times, the Russian government will start to heavily implement a block on Internet content that it deems illegal and harmful to children.

The censored material includes posts and videos made by Facebook, YouTube and Twitter users. YouTube, which is owned by Google, is resisting the censor. So far, the Russian government has successfully lobbied to remove suicide related user groups from Facebook and drug posts from Twitter.

Censorship on the Internet has long been a heated topic of discussion. However, since the goal here is to create a safer online environment for children, perhaps the government won't get too much push-back.

[via New York Times

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