Putin signs laws to punish “fake” war news.

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04 Mar 2022, 7:03 pm

Russian President Vladimir Putin on Friday intensified a crackdown on media outlets and individuals who fail to hew to the Kremlin line on the war in Ukraine, blocking Facebook and Twitter and signing into law a bill that criminalizes the intentional spreading of what Moscow deems to be “fake” reports.

The government’s sweeping action against the foreign outlets that publish news in Russian seeks to establish even tighter controls over what information the domestic audience sees about the invasion of Ukraine.

The state communications watchdog Roskomnadzor said it cut access to Twitter and Facebook in line with a decision by the prosecutor general’s office. The watchdog has previously accused Twitter of failing to delete the content banned by Russian authorities and slowed down access to it.

Roskomnadzor said those media had published “false” information on subjects including the methods of carrying out combat activities (attacks on civilians, strikes on civil infrastructure), the numbers of losses of the Russian Federation Armed Forces. and victims among the civilian population.

Obviously, this further criminalizes the process of independent journalism in Russia.

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This Associated Press News Article

The first casualty of war is the truth.” — US Senator Hiram Warren Johnson, 1918



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04 Mar 2022, 7:17 pm

I was under the impression this had already been implemented.
Clearly, the Russian dictatorship wasn't as draconian as I thought.
Oh, wait. :scratch:


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04 Mar 2022, 8:47 pm

That saying: "The pen is mightier than the sword."

The Russian government: "Not if our sword chops that pen to bits first."

The chopped up pen: "Now you need ten thousand swords to chop us all up."


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04 Mar 2022, 8:49 pm

Putin seems like the reincarnation of Stalin right about now…..



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04 Mar 2022, 9:37 pm

kraftiekortie wrote:
Putin seems like the reincarnation of Stalin right about now . . .
It is thus obvious why Trump loves Putin.



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05 Mar 2022, 9:46 am

Would it be legal for Trump to go to Russia to be Putin's advisor. If so, I think we should encourage him to go. But on the other hand, like he would really care whether it was legal :roll:.


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05 Mar 2022, 10:55 am

The next step will be likely martial law. And then shooting to protesters.

Dark times have come to Russia. Worst of the Soviet world coming back. More deaths, more brutality and more lies.


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05 Mar 2022, 5:51 pm

Fnord wrote:
kraftiekortie wrote:
Putin seems like the reincarnation of Stalin right about now . . .
It is thus obvious why Trump loves Putin.


Therefore, Trump will always be a puppet for Putin.


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05 Mar 2022, 6:10 pm

magz wrote:
The next step will be likely martial law. And then shooting to protesters.

Dark times have come to Russia. Worst of the Soviet world coming back. More deaths, more brutality and more lies.


Yeah. The Russian people deserve great credit for protesting the invasion. I only wish we still had a massive anti-war movement in the U S., but Americans have become too complacent when it comes to America's invasions.


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06 Mar 2022, 5:49 am

CarlM wrote:
Would it be legal for Trump to go to Russia to be Putin's advisor. If so, I think we should encourage him to go. But on the other hand, like he would really care whether it was legal :roll:.

Why would Putin want advice from Trump?



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06 Mar 2022, 7:07 pm

The_Walrus wrote:
CarlM wrote:
Would it be legal for Trump to go to Russia to be Putin's advisor. If so, I think we should encourage him to go. But on the other hand, like he would really care whether it was legal :roll:.

Why would Putin want advice from Trump?


I'm sure Trump believes absolutely everyone wants and needs his advise! :lol:


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07 Mar 2022, 12:27 am

Kraichgauer wrote:
The_Walrus wrote:
CarlM wrote:
Would it be legal for Trump to go to Russia to be Putin's advisor. If so, I think we should encourage him to go. But on the other hand, like he would really care whether it was legal :roll:.

Why would Putin want advice from Trump?


I'm sure Trump believes absolutely everyone wants and needs his advise! :lol:


Seriously, they should make a "Godwin's Law" involving Trump. :mrgreen:


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07 Mar 2022, 1:16 am

Pepe wrote:
Kraichgauer wrote:
The_Walrus wrote:
CarlM wrote:
Would it be legal for Trump to go to Russia to be Putin's advisor. If so, I think we should encourage him to go. But on the other hand, like he would really care whether it was legal :roll:.

Why would Putin want advice from Trump?


I'm sure Trump believes absolutely everyone wants and needs his advise! :lol:


Seriously, they should make a "Godwin's Law" involving Trump. :mrgreen:


I'm sure. :lol:


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