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Russia Can Now Just Shut Down Any Old Website

BY RELEVANT CURRENT / GLOBAL November 01, 2012

Wednesday saw the implementation of a new Russian law that allows authorities to shut down any website suspected of harboring illegal content, such as child pornography, drug propaganda or extremist material of any kind, without any sort of due process. It’s a Blacklist of nobel intentions, but it has come under severe opposition for the law’s open-ended implications and the sweeping power it gives Russian government …