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Russian 'Blogger Law' Takes Effect

A new law has gone into effect in Russia that requires bloggers with more than 3,000 daily visitors to register with the government — a development critics say will place undue pressure on independent web authors. The law that took effect on Friday requires such bloggers to register as mass media organizations and thereby subjects them to regulations that forbid publishing false information, hate speech, or obscenities. Bloggers must provide the state media watchdog, Roskomnadzor,...

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