Russia Begins Filtering Internet Content
Censorship...to Protect The Children...
According to the New York Times
, the Russian government has started using a new law that allows it to begin censoring Internet content. The effort, as most Internet filtering attempts do, has originated with the supposed interest in protecting children from harmful content. As such, the government has demanded that Facebook, Twitter and YouTube begin removing content that promotes suicide and drug use. Google is the only one standing up to the request so far, refusing to take down a video that simply showed how to create a fake wound using a makeup materials and a razor blade. This being Putinland, many are of course concerned that the effort is simply the opening salvo of a much larger attempt at Internet censorship.
USSR in Soviet Russia, internet filters you.