Extremism online and invizible

Fear clip, in which Russian Nazis cut off his head from the south, caused outrage in including and among Russian users of the Web. On this week sounded true worldview that on the Web must be some control. By the way, as history has shown this clip, control, or rather, self-control in the network there is — personal company that administers the Russian sector Livejournal, removed the clip from all blogs.
According views Oleg Panfilov, director of the metropolitan center for Journalism in Extreme restrictions from the state, which could contain the spread of nationalist ideology, would essentially be focused on quite a different:
"That did not hurt people with angina, no need to prohibit ice cream. Authority will limit the Web with pleasure, but it will prohibit all that is associated with opposition political activities. Constantly difficulties appear at websites that distribute materials" Another Russian "or National Bolshevik Party, but nothing has been done to prohibit the ideas of Nazism or fascism. "
In recent years in Russia has seen rapid growth of ethnically targeted attacks and killings. One of the loud was the case Koptevo Alexander, who in January last year burst into a Moscow synagogue knife and wounded eight people. After his arrest, he said, that inspired Nazi sites.
This and other cases have become one of the motives for the adoption of a new Russian law on extremism, which in old days to come into effect. The new law prohibits public discussion of extremist activity, the creation and dissemination of extremist materials. But the views of many professionals law treats the concept of extremism significantly expanded that gives rise to abuse. Says the head of the Russian Union of Journalists Igor Yakovenko:
"Extremism — it’s a horror story that makes the" enemy of the people "the Stalinist era. Under extremism fed no matter what criticism of the government, any attempt of public discontent. And this applies not only to journalists. Recent attempt AvtoVAZ employees to defend their interests were represented as extremism" .
Even before the adoption of the new law on combating extremism were cases of censorship on the Web by the Russian authorities. In February, the prosecutor’s office gave orders to the Human Rights Society "Memorial" remove it from the web site of the Russian Mufti comment criminal case against those accused of links with the religious group "Hizb ut-Tahrir." Mufti opposed the condemnation, because the organization was declared a terrorist in Russia in 2003.
The last case occurred almost control of days in the town of Syktyvkar. The residents wrote a blog post, where police referred to "hooligans" and said that they should be "periodically set fire to." He was prosecuted for inciting hatred, he faces fines of up to four thousand dollars or imprisonment for up to 2 years.
It is worth recalling in Belarus, in Minsk yesterday began the first of the lawsuit filed to the Internet resource. Their claims to the website on which the information was placed from the United civilian party, said the company, founded by Andrei Kozik — scion of the head of the official unions. The occasion was the material "Family" does business. Under the safe roof of the country ", which was posted on the web site. Group "Argument" considers that Article harms its reputation and that of the offspring of the union favorite and asks refutation.
The outcome of this trial may be precedent for other similar cases. Meanwhile scheduled for fall consideration in the House of Representatives of the law that will regulate the activities of Internet resources. It will be recalled that on August 2, Alexander Lukashenko claimed to end the "anarchy of the Internet."

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