Open Internet Red Alert: Blacklist Law Takes Effect in Russia

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Starting today, Russian authorities can blacklist and shut down access to websites containing alleged child pornography, as well as extremist, drug-related or otherwise illegal content without a due process. Since its passage in mid-July, the legislation has faced many criticisms for its open-ended implications and a concerted opposition from a coalition of Russian websites.