Russian Politician Proposes Law Punishing Individuals For Using Naughty Language Online

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You can’t be a little pregnant, and you can’t be slightly censorious. Word out of Russia is that the country is working to further denigrate free speech, this time with a proposed law that would make the use of naughty language online a punishable offense.

Ludicrous? Certainly. Outside the bounds of possibility? Not in the slightest.

TechDirt, which brought the proposed law to our attention, notes that this is not the first time that Russian politicians have tried something like this. Last year another bill that would have introduced broad Internet censorship was considered. Russian citizens pushed back heavily in that case.

This time around, here’s the current idea, as described by the Russian newspaper Pravda [Emphasis: TC]:

State Duma Deputy Yelena Mizulina intends to make further amendments to the Law “On the Protection of Children.” The chairwoman of the Committee on Family, Women and Children put forward a…

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