[Wikimedia-l] Russian Wikipedia goes on strike

Milos Rancic millosh at gmail.com
Wed Jul 18 12:23:13 UTC 2012

On Wed, Jul 18, 2012 at 1:47 PM, Fred Bauder <fredbaud at fairpoint.net> wrote:
>> But that is not all. The most important issue is extremism. According to
>> the bill, the materials, that are banned for distribution in Russia
>> should be included to the register of banned information on the ground of
>> the court decision, banning the distribution of that information in
>> Russia. We already have such court decisions and a list of extremist
>> materials, distribution of which is prohibited in Russia. That list
>> contains some really nasty materials, as e.g. nazi propaganda, but also
>> Islamic texts (including those of famous non-terrorist Islamic authors
>> e.g. Said Nursî), Saentologist, Jehova’s witnesses , Falun Gong,
>> letters and materials of opposition in Russia, works of contemporary art,
>> etc.
> "letters and materials of opposition in Russia" That is the issue. It's
> Russian McCarthyism.

AFAIK, Huxley's Brave New World, as well, because it "promotes drug usage".

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