FCC Head Julius Genachowski On Russia Internet Censorship Law: ‘Troubling And Dangerous’

Posted on Jul 13 2012 - 6:37am by Editorial Staff

FCC chairman Julius Genachowski slams Russia internet censorship as ‘troubling and dangerous’ in his statement, reports The Washington Post. Yesterday, only we reported that Russian parliament has voted a controversial law which give the government the power to turn the site down or block if they found it illegal. The sites in Russian parliament include child pornography, images of sexually abused children, or any materials that would encourage minors to use drugs or commit suicide.

Genachowski said in a statement that, “The world’s experience with the Internet provides a clear lesson: a free and open Internet promotes economic growth and freedom; restricting the free flow of information is bad for consumers, businesses, and societies.” He added further that, “a free and open Internet is essential to meeting these goals in Russia, as in all countries.”

Russian media believes that the law will become real i.e. comes into existence as early as January 2013, so now it’s all what to see that if this newly approved law really come soon in front of all us or not.

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