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Russia starts blocking 'harmful' content online, opposition worried about wider censorship

By Jos
Apr 1, 2013
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  1. The Russian government has begun enforcing a new law passed in November that enables it to block Internet content within its borders deemed illegal or harmful to children. According to a report by The New York Times, Russian officials have...

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  2. ikesmasher

    ikesmasher TS Evangelist Posts: 1,966   +389

    I hope that this doesnt spread any more at all.
     
  3. Renrew

    Renrew TS Enthusiast Posts: 244   +18

    Russia trying to be the moral compass of he world? Must be a left over April 1 joke.
     
  4. Tygerstrike

    Tygerstrike TS Enthusiast Posts: 827   +93

    Where I can see the reasoning behind this action, it seems to me that the parents should be the ones monitoring their childrens web usage. Having the govt, ANY govt step in and tell any individual what they can and cant view sounds more like a IRAN move. Yes it Russia, but Russia has grown a lot in the past few decades. This MAY be just their govt trying to raise regular kids. Admittedly there is a ton of content that I would never allow a child to see. When I was growing up there was no internet. If you wanted to view porn, you had to steal one of your family members mags. Point is, lets just hope that they keep their meddeling to sites that kids shouldnt see.
     
  5. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 10,976   +956

    I don't see a problem with this. You just join the Communist party, turn in your parents to the KGB, and the USSR's officially sanctioned ISP unblocks your internet access.

    Honor to labor, comrades...!
     
  6. Renrew

    Renrew TS Enthusiast Posts: 244   +18

    @ Tygerstrike--Slippery slope that is, who decides the communist party, Putin, the Kommissar for all things decent?

    In todays society "regular Kids" are nonexistent, except the ones still kept in a bubble by their governments I.e. Iran, North Korea etc.. Once the cat is out of the bag with information about the rest of the world, regular kids become voices of revolution, the prime example being China.
     


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