Wed Sep 19, 2012, 04:14 AM
davidn3600 (1,444 posts)
Pussy Riot redux? Russia moves to block anti-Islam film
Russia's Communications Minister Nikolai Nikiforov has warned that Russia might shut down domestic access to YouTube, in order to block the controversial anti-Islamic film "The Innocence of Muslims," but only after Nov. 1 when a new Internet law empowering Russian authorities to blacklist any "extremist" content comes into effect.
Mr. Nikoforov's warning, posted on his Twitter account, follows a Monday decision by the Russian Prosecutor General's office to seek a court order deeming the film "extremist" and ordered the country's media watchdog, Roskomnadzor, to take steps to ensure it is not shown in Russia even before a court decides.
" will appeal to court for the acknowledgement of this film as extremist in order to prevent its online distribution in Russia," Prosecutor General spokeswoman Marina Gridneva told the independent Interfax news agency. "Before the court makes a ruling, the Prosecutor General's Office instructed Roskomnadzor to take measures to prevent the media distribution this film contains."
The official moves to ban "The Innocence of Muslims" have roused little opposition in Russia, which has a population of nearly 20 million Muslims, and where people have been horrified by scenes of Middle East riots triggered by the film in recent days.
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Pussy Riot redux? Russia moves to block anti-Islam film (Original post)
|Bernardo de La Paz||Sep 2012||#1|
Response to Bernardo de La Paz (Reply #1)
Wed Sep 19, 2012, 06:28 AM
pampango (14,053 posts)
2. Not if shutting off access to YouTube restricts access to other videos that the government
does not want people to see. Control of the flow of information is always important to governments. I doubt most Americans would want to have YouTube blocked to prevent us viewing this stupid movie, but it is not hard to imagine romney doing so with a real motive of blocking access to other videos.
Response to davidn3600 (Original post)
Wed Sep 19, 2012, 07:47 AM
JustABozoOnThisBus (9,962 posts)
3. I wonder if Nikolai Nikiforov has seen the "video"
Yesterday was a slow day for me, so I finally located and watched "The Innocence of Muslims".
I don't understand how it could spark anything, or incite anyone. It is so poor, I can't call it a "trailer", "film", or "movie" without putting the word in quotes. The "plot" and "dialog" is so poor, it would embarass a fourth-grader accused of writing it. And the dubbing of replacement dialog is hacked in, with no attempt to mimic the original voice.
I would give it twp "thumbs down", not because it's offensive, but because I only have two thumbs.