Thursday, April 06, 2017




It’s now illegal in Russia to share
an image of Putin as a gay clown

Russia has banned a picture depicting President Vladimir Putin as a potentially gay clown.
Russian news outlets are having trouble reporting exactly which image of the Internet's many Putin-gay-clown memes is now illegal to share. Because, you know, it's been banned.
But the picture was described last week on the Russian government's list of things that constitute “extremism.”
Item 4071: a picture of a Putin-like person “with eyes and lips made up,” captioned with an implicit anti-gay slur, implying “the supposed nonstandard sexual orientation of the president of the Russian Federation.”
That poster became popular in 2013, after Russia passed a law banning propagandizing to children about “nontraditional sexual relations,” and gay rights protesters were beaten and arrested.
The Kremlin has also become fairly adept at controlling what people say about each other on the Internet.
Russia passed its first “Internet extremism” laws in 2013, according to the Moscow Times — a year after Putin returned to the presidency and began restricting civil rights.
A year later, the paper reported, Putin signed a law imposing prison sentences for people who give so much as thumbs-up to a forbidden online post. Those include an article about a theoretical coup, which landed a philosophy professor in detention.
In 2015, Russian authorities began shutting down websites of Putin critics, and restricting nearly all anonymous blogs, The Washington Post reported. And Russia's Internet censor has long allowed public figures to file court complaints if they run across a meme that misrepresents their “personality.”
Source: The Washington Post, Avi Selk and David Filipov, April 5, 2017

2 comments:

JiEL said...

On repassera pour la «liberté d'expression» et le pire c'est qu'aux «saintes» États Unis on se prépare à faire le même tour de passe-passe.

Mais ils sont plus «hypocrites» en allant limiter les accès internet aux amoureux de pornos et en surveillance de leur internautes.

Faut pas le dire ou le penser mais le président «Trompe» aime M. Poutine semble t-il ....

Peut-être une autre «fake news» ou une «alternative fact»..

joseph said...

Ah non plus maintenant qu'il n'aime pas les attaques "humanistes " de trump en Syrie! mais à 100 % d'accord avec JiEL pour l'hypocrisie crasse des USA qui pratiquèrent les défoliations à outrance sans se soucier de la santé des habitants, qui prônèrent la tortue, les traitements humiliants dans les pays qu'ils libérèrent de tyrans ayant changé de bord,genre Hussein et ben laden, qui pratiquèrent les enfermements abusifs et dont combien d'états exécutent encore la peine de mort, malgré des erreurs judiciaires reconnues...et tant d'autres atteintes à la dignité humaine et insécurités liées aux armes à feu libérées grâce aux amendements de leur constitution