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originally posted by: operation mindcrime
originally posted by: LightAssassin
a reply to: Bone75
LOL, Dont ruin this thread with factual info......that's just......look, right now, we're promoting ignorance....just this once. Sod off with facts...ok?...got it?....Kools.
This Comment argues that today’s threat to political speech is a result of the indirect actions taken by the government to suppress freedom of expression when it involves criticism of the government. This threat is also a direct result of the dependent judiciary inherited from the Soviet era and influenced by Putin’s government. Tracing the history of political speech in Russia and analyzing the current problems faced by the Russian legal system help form an understanding of freedom of speech in Russia. This Comment also examines the actual and potential reasons for the declining freedom to criticize the government and the often-inadequate measures taken by the Russian legal system, which frequently serve to escalate the problem.
But before June 30, the Russian government had never asked Twitter for private details about its users living in Russia. Over the past six months, though, Russia leapfrogged to near the top of the list, making 108 requests for account information. All were denied.
Putin Wants To Censor You If You Criticize Him on Twitter