Russian Lawmakers Pass Law Censoring Internet Defamation

April 12, 2018

Russian lawmakers have passed legislation that will allow authorities to block websites that publish defamatory information against public figures.

A recent report found that Internet censorship in Russia has skyrocketed last year. An average of 244 websites were blocked every day in 2017, while courts handed down prison sentences related to Internet censorship every eight days, the Agora international human rights group said in February.

Read more at: https://themoscowtimes.com/news/russian-lawmakers-pass-law-censoring-internet-defamation-61146



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