29 October 2012, 13:55

Surely no censorship for Internet in Russia - Russia’s Telecom Minister

Surely no censorship for Internet in Russia - Russia’s Telecom Minister

The government is interested in further development of cyberspace, Russia’s Telecom Minister Nikolai Nikiforov has declared today at a large-scale meeting of Russian bloggers today.

“Internet has always been a free territory. The government is not aimed at enforcing censorship there,” he assured those attending the NeForum today in Moscow.

“LiveJournal, YouTube and Facebook showcase socially responsible companies. That means that they will be blocked only if they refuse to follow Russian laws, which is unlikely, in my opinion.”

Nikiforov also urged not to be too skeptical about realization of the law introducing so-called “black lists”. The law to be effective from November 1 enables a ban on web-sites posting child-unfriendly content, promoting use of drugs, suicides and distributing child pornography.

TASS

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