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InfoShot: Russians don't mind internet censorship

Putin famously labelled the internet a “CIA project” much to the dismay of its founder, and has been steadily taking action over the years to restrict internet freedom in a number of different ways. A law was approved to require blogs with over 3000 daily visits to register as “mass media”. Another clause requires media and social websites to save user information for at least 6 months. In a recent study that examined Russian attitudes towards internet regulation, it was found that nearly half agree with Putin.

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Ayesha Salim is Staff Writer at IDG Connect

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