According to the results of the survey conducted by the Levada Center, the majority of Russians positively assess censorship on the Internet.
More than 53 percent of respondents favored such a formulation - “There are many dangerous websites and materials on the Internet, and therefore it is necessary to introduce censorship.” However, the majority of people who spoke in favor of censorship do not use the Internet at all. 30.8 percent of respondents believe that censorship should not be imported, and the danger of the global network is overvalued.
At the same time, two years ago, 63 percent of those polled spoke in favor of Internet censorship, and only 19 percent were against.
The gradual introduction of Internet censorship in RussiaThe editors of uznayvse.ru want to note that over the past two years, Russia has adopted a number of laws restricting the activities of online media, as well as the “openness” of the Internet as a whole.
Since August 1, a law has been in force in Russia that obliges all bloggers whose pages are visited in excess of 3,000, with any benefits associated with this status, such as the right to request information. A law must also come into force that obliges Internet companies to store personal data of Russian users in data centers in Russia. It is unclear how it will work. Experts believe that it will simply be used to close unwanted resources.