Russian Internet censor law goes live

The “Single Register” will ban sites including those from the opposition

The new internet law approved and signed by President Vladimir Putin in July goes into effect today, allowing the government to ban websites containing what it considers harmful material for Russian citizens.  

Despite supporters claim that the “Single Register” is meant to protect young people from child pornography and information about suicide and drug use, critics believe that it will be used to block opposition websites and gives the government the perfect tool to i...

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