Insulting Putin May Now Land You in Jail Under a New Russian Law Stepan KravchenkoBloomberg

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The legislation grants authorities the power to block websites if they fail to comply with requests to remove information that the state deems to be factually inaccurate. Throughout the bills swift passage through Russian parliament as so many of Putins opponents have turned up poisoned or mysteriously dead in recent years. In practice were more circuitous and time consuming. It also bans exhibiting blatant disrespect online for Russia or its authorities per Reuters. Showing this blatant disrespect can result in fines or jail time. Critics fear allowing Russian officials to easily silence critics. Putin has worked with American companies in the past on efforts to censor content

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