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July 26, 2012

Russia’s parliament votes for internet censorship law

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by the BBC

The Russian search engine Yandex blanked out part of its logo to protest against the law. Russia’s parliament has voted to approve a law that would give the government the power to force certain internet sites offline without a trial. Supporters of the amendment to the Act for Information say it will help the authorities block sites containing images of child abuse and other illegal material. But opponents have warned that censorship could later be extended. The bill still needs to be signed by President Vladimir Putin to become law. It must also be approved by Russia’s upper house, the Federation Council of Russia. Local reports suggest it could come into force by November.

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