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Putin Tightens Internet Controls Before Presidential Election

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posted on Apr, 9 2007 @ 05:27 PM
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Putin Tightens Internet Controls Before Presidential Election


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As the Kremlin gears up for the election of Putin's successor next March, Soviet-style controls are being extended to online news after a presidential decree last month set up a new agency to supervise both mass media and the Web.

``It's worrying that this happened ahead of the presidential campaign,'' Roman Bodanin, political editor of Gazeta.ru, Russia's most prominent online news site, said in a telephone interview. ``The Internet is the freest medium of communication today because TV is almost totally under government control, and print media largely so.''

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posted on Apr, 9 2007 @ 05:27 PM
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I'm sure there are some in the US political arena who are quite envious of Putin's power to censor and manipulate the media.

Guess we'll be seeing a few less hits from Russians on the AboveTopSecret domains now.



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posted on Apr, 11 2007 @ 01:11 AM
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I must say that I am most ignorant as to how the internet is controllled

I always thought that thruogh all sorts of intenet links, including satellite, the governments couldn't really intefere with internet access.

Can internet access, even by satellite be stopped by a government?





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