Vladimir Putin and not Albert Pike re-introducing “Morals and Dogma”
A law that aims to protect children from harmful internet content by allowing the government to take sites offline has took effect in Russia yesterday. The authorities are now able to blacklist and force offline certain websites without a trial. The law was approved by both houses of parliament and signed by President Vladimir Putin in July.
Human rights groups have said the legislation might increase censorship in the country. The law is the amendment to the current Act for Information.
The authorities say the goal is to protect minors from websites featuring sexual abuse of children, offering details about how to commit suicide, encouraging users to take drugs and sites that solicit children for pornography. The full story is available at the following website:
This may just be another feather in Mr. Putin’s cap. In North America we strive to find answers to internet bullying, child pornography and other violent acts affecting children, yet we fail to enact the simplest of solutions. Take away the source from where most of these difficulties originate and perhaps we may solve some of our youth problems, as well as diminish the opportunities for those who prosper in those venues (typically adults).
I see no censorship issues arising out of such actions. After all, what could be wrong with trying to instill positive morals and dogma in our children, and not the Albert Pike version either? Mr. Pike does well burning in Hell in the company of his masonic army.