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Russia Votes for Internet Censorship

Russia Votes for Internet Censorship

Posted on 13 Jul 2012 at 12:25pm

 Russian search engine Yandex blanked out part of its logo to protest against the law. Yandex also crossed out the word “everything” in its “everything will be found” logo.

Russia’s parliament has voted to approve a law that would give the government the power to force certain internet sites offline without a trial.

Supporters of the amendment to the Act for Information say it will help the authorities block sites containing images of child abuse and other illegal material. But opponents have warned that censorship could later be extended.

The bill…