Russian Parliament Enacting Laws Curtailing Bloggers And Online Media Come Into Effect

Submitted by Darren Smith, Weekend Contributor

Russian FlagThe Russian Parliament passed worrying laws that will certainly have a chilling effect on free speech in Russia. Now these laws are in effect and certainly prove to be useful to the government in stamping out dissent and non-sanctioned information.

BBC news reports bloggers with more than 3,000 daily readers must register with the mass media regulator, Roskomnadzor, and conform to the regulations that govern the country’s larger media outlets.

Internet companies will also be required to allow Russian authorities access to users’ information.

The law includes measures to ensure that bloggers cannot remain anonymous, and states that social networks must maintain six months of data on its users. The information must be stored on servers based in Russian territory, so that government authorities can gain access.

Earlier in the year, Russia enacted a law that gave the government powers to block websites without explanation.

In March, Moscow blocked two news sites and an organization run by Garry Kasparov – a vocal critic of the Russian government.

In a statement, Russia’s prosecutor general’s office said the blocks were imposed because of the sites’ role in helping stage illegal protests.

The further restrictions on free speech of Russian citizens may be minimized by a determined segment of the population to have their voice heard in Russia. But generally they will suffer an ever increasing specter of being consequently arrested.

By Darren Smith

Source:

BBC News

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24 thoughts on “Russian Parliament Enacting Laws Curtailing Bloggers And Online Media Come Into Effect”

  1. Ack to Paul. Thanks for MSM def; slow response due to poor wifi where selling now in Montana.

  2. awww i wondered when this was going to happen. as the elites no hold on alternative news sites and these sites can put out the truth with no interference from the lame stream media owners. again language and how they use it is how they keep the sheeple in check. say something enough times and the people begin to believe.

    put up the worse images of those in dissent and the sheeple fall right in.

    add or subtract lies and the sheeple fall right in.
    offer a opinion of truth and dissent and the sheeple will turn on you and continue to spew the lies. like the false statistics of criminality prison stats, swindle street (insert wall)

    lie about the bailouts , banks, and corporation and the sheeple fall into place its been proven time and again for hundreds of years since they manage to take over the lame stream media, hollyweird, music, you name it and they own it and tell the LIESTORY of what they want the sheeple to believe

    @ traveling limey they have many names trilateral commission, bilderburgers, council of foreign affairs, united nations, council of 300, etc.

  3. Russia’s Parliament must have gone to school with America’s Tea Partiars……

  4. They probably did this to thwart foreign intelligence services that are well known for trying to interfere with and undermine foreign governments.

  5. Support America & planet Earth! (by that we mean the people, the fauna, the flora, NOT the bloody Illuminati!) How? Simple! DO NOT SUPPORT THE FOLLOWING: U.S. TROOPS, DEMOCRATS, REPUBLICANS.

  6. So much we don’t know….. There is a campaign against Russia right now from Europe and the US. Who is fooling who? I’m on a side that is not part of the IMF & the evil Illuminati. It’s certainly not the Soviet Union either. I do not support sanctions on Russia one bit. I never supported any of the attacks on Lybia, once a sovereign country voluntarilly outside of the clutches of the IMF (Int Monetry Fund). Hey, what’s this MSM thing Paul and others throw out?

  7. Wherever the internet is available, and communications are tracked, the most vulnerable victims are those in power and those seeking political power. All of their communications are, and will be, tracked and reviewed and reviewed and reviewed. They hold themselves out as serving the public, which is not necessarily true. As govt communications are leaked, reported by political enemies, used by courts, and spread by rumors, the lack of clothing on the Emperor will only become increasingly apparent.

  8. Putin has looked into Obama’s eyes and said to himself, “Time to bring back the Soviet Union.” Putin is KGB to the core.

    1. Nick – did you see the side by side pic of Obama petting his poodle and Putin petting a leopard?

  9. Max-1 – I am surprised with the firm grip the Obama administration has on the MSM and social media that they are not already doing this. They are just not as open about it.

  10. Darren,
    Are you sure this is about Russia?
    LOL
    Good job…

    “Internet companies will also be required to allow Russian U.S. authorities access to users’ information.

    The law includes measures to ensure that bloggers cannot remain anonymous, and states that social networks must maintain six months of data on its users. The information must be stored on servers based in Russian U.S. territory, so that government authorities can gain access.”

    There, fixed it for ya…

  11. The Russian government is following a well trodden path.

    Governments hate dissent.

    Look at the steps that our justice department is taking to curtail First Amendment rights for journalists and bloggers.

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