Russia Threats to Block Reddit


Russian government threatens to block Reddit due to a thread on growing narcotics. Roskomnadzor, the agency that supervises the media asked Reddit to remove the thread but has not received a reply so far.

Roskomnadzor posted on Vkontakte, the main Russian social media platform, a message asking people with contacts among the Reddit team to tell them to check their e-mail and reply to the agency’s request. Otherwise, they threatened to shut down the website.

The Russian media supervising agency has a history of censorship related to content it has found inappropriate, such as blocking the entire Wikipedia in 2013 due to an article on “Cannabis smoking”, according to TechCrunch.

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