Why Russia's Soft Internet Censorship Will Fail
An outright ban on Twitter, such as the one that Turkey recently imposed and quickly lifted, can be embarrassing: A prime minister may end up suing his own country in the aftermath, having achieved little. So Russia, as intent as Turkey on stifling dissent on the Internet, is trying a more underhanded approach. It is trying to equate popular bloggers with media and thus impose tighter controls on them.
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