[Wikimedia-l] Russian Wikipedia goes on strike

Fred Bauder fredbaud at fairpoint.net
Wed Jul 18 12:33:47 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".

There are limits. For example, I am aware of a technique for tattooing
the whites of your eyes. I'm afraid I have self-censored with respect to
that matter; there is enough evil nonsense already; idiots can put their
tongues on frozen lamp posts...


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