Bloggers in Russia, with more than three thousand daily hits, will be required to register with the state. This is censorship which could also lead to a comprehensive crackdown on bloggers’ dissent against the totalitarian regime of Putin. Who is supported by a majority of Russians, who approve of strongman tactics, in a country that doesn’t understand freedom & which is conditioned to adhere to concepts of overwhelming state control.
Reuters reports that the rubber-stamping Russian parliament has previously:
…approved moves requiring social media websites to keep their servers in Russia and save information about users for at least six months. …
Until now, Russians have considered their domestic blogging as beyond the reach of Kremlin control.
Apparently, the country’s leading blogging site, LiveJournal, will not be displaying the number of a blogger’s subscribers; in an attempt to stand up to these actions by an increasingly aggressive regime. Though this is futile action as the state will be able to independently ascertain these statistics.
Local, state-controlled media, similar to US liberal-biased, mainstream media – which supports the White House; is quoted as saying:
LiveJournal and Yandex’s move to hide blog statistics is just an emotional decision. …
As Putin, attempts to reassemble the Evil Empire; Russians tank their own lives by the decision to support & continue to elect the monster, who has pandered to their dreams of validity & power. Even as Hitler promised Germany that it would again be a power in the world.
Meanwhile, the US does nothing but spew diplomatic nonsense & instigate useless sanctions against a country which is accustomed to isolation.
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