Russia Calls for Volunteers to Censor the Internet

Russia’s interior minister, Vladimir Kolokoltsev, called this week for volunteers to help search for information deemed to be illegal by the Roskomnadzor, the country’s communications regulator.

Sites such as those with LGBT content, those which criticize the government, and those accused of promoting terrorist propaganda are some of the sites that ISPs have been instructed to block.

Free-speech activists estimate that there are now around 100,000 blocked sites, but Kolokoltsev is reportedly seeking to ban more and also called for volunteers to help public authorities in preventing drug abuse, combating juvenile delinquency as well.


Source: ZDNet

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