Censorship of Russian Media

Behind the EU’s Russian media ban is a global ambition for control of the Internet.

In an e-mail to Google on March 4, an unnamed representative of the European Commission said that Russian state media, such as Sputnik and Russia Today (RT), must be banned from search results, videos and social media posts.

“Pursuant to the freedom of speech, media have the right to report objectively on current events,” states the e-mail. However, “the right to free speech can be restricted for legitimate public interests in a proportionate manner.” What these interests are and what is “proportionate” are up to interpretation.

Read more at “Where Is the Censorship of Russian Media Leading?”

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