Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a new law to prohibit cursing in music, books, movies and at entertainment events throughout the country as of July 1st. Today he’s taken it a step further by creating a new ‘blogger’s law.’
The way it works is that if a website has over 3,000 readers per day, then they would be required to register and restrictions would apply. To put it in perspective: If our site was based in Russia, we’d be joining the ranks of those being forced to comply with Putin’s latest attack to oppress any form of free speech.
“Russia is tightening its grip on free speech and freedom of the Internet by creating a new ‘bloggers law’. This policy follows the pattern set by China, Pakistan, Turkey, and Iran.”
Any site with more than 3000 daily visitors will be required to register and be held to a number of restrictions, quoting the article: “Besides registering, bloggers can no longer remain anonymous online, and organizations that provide platforms for their work such as search engines, social networks and other forums must maintain computer records on Russian soil of everything posted over the previous six months.