More than 14,000 websites blacklisted by Russian regulator
MOSCOW, November 1 (RAPSI) – More than 14,000 online resources have been blacklisted in the year that has passed since the activation of Roskomnadzor’s website blacklist.
The blacklist was activated on November 1 2012. Since the activation, the telecom regulator has received more than 70,000 applications to block internet resources. More than half of those websites were implicated for allegedly giving out info about drugs, 30% - child porn resources, and 15% - websites promoting or providing information about suicide. After the applications were processed, more than 14,000 resources were blocked. Most of the web hosts complied with the regulator and deleted the information. The regulator reports that only 4% of the websites refused to delete the prohibited content.
A Russian law aimed at protecting children from “information harmful to their health and development,” which became effective in September 2012, stipulates that an automated register of domain names should be kept for purposes of identifying websites that contain prohibited information, in particular, child pornography, ways of committing suicide, and instruction on making drugs.