Russian Communication Minister Says No To Internet Censorship
from the that's-a-good-thing dept
Unfortunately, we're hearing way too many stories about governments looking for ways to set up national firewalls or filters to "protect" their citizens from certain content. So, it seemed worthwhile to mention a country that has gone in the other direction. Russia's Communications Minister is saying that he is against any kind of government run filters, pointing out that existing laws governing the interaction between publishers and viewers should cover any problems -- but that any kind of national filter or firewall would go too far, and could damage the growth and development of the internet.