The Russia Guy
The Russia Guy
Apr 9, 2018
E34: RIP RuNet, Pt. 9000
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Today Kevin looks at some wild draft legislation just submitted to the State Duma that would give Russia its latest unenforceable Internet regulations. The draft law in question is actually a rewritten version of legislation introduced last summer that was supposed to require social networks to delete any “illegal content.” The new version of this law is basically the same thing, with some added provisions against “fake news” and even cussing.So what are you going to learn in this episode of the podcast? *The main points of the new draft legislation*Why these new regulations would be significant*How the Russian government would enforce these new rules*What we can actually expect, in terms of adoption and enforcement. Luckily, Meduza published a nifty summary of what State Duma deputies want to do with this draft law:https://meduza.io/en/cards/russian-lawmakers-drafted-a-new-version-of-their-latest-lousy-idea-to-regulate-social-media-but-just-how-bad-is-itIf you enjoy this podcast, consider pledging a little dough to help with sound recording, editing, and hosting costs:www.patreon.com/kevinrothrock

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