The Russian Duma to allow prosecutors to block websites on their own authority?

January 16th, 2014   Theme: Internet Freedom

Freedom House reports that a new law is being considered in the Russian Duma that would threaten and decrease the freedom of the net in Russia even more. The new law would give prosecutors the right to block websites on their own authority without court order to prevent “encouraging participation in extremist activities, unsanctioned public event, or mass disorder”, Freedom House reports. The Russian government already blocks number of popular websites including Facebook and Gazeta.ru.

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