Internet ‘Controversial’ Censorship Bill Passes Upper House Of Russian Parliament

Posted on Jul 19 2012 - 5:17am by Editorial Staff

It’s only last week when Russian parliament voted a controversial law which give the government the power to turn the site down or block if they found it illegal over on which FCC chairman Julius Genachowski slams Russia internet censorship as ‘troubling and dangerous’ in his statement. Now, what to consider whether it as the troubling or dangerous bill, The New York Times reports that Federation Council of Russia passed the legislation 147 to 0, with three members abstaining. As soon as the bill comes into existence, the Russian government can shut down or ban any websites which include child pornography, images of sexually abused children, or any materials that would encourage minors to use drugs or commit suicide.

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