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Stories from RuNet Echo from April, 2014

5 April 2014

Top 10 Russian-Language Tweets, Week 14 of 2014

At the end of each week, RuNet Echo collects the top ten Russian-language tweets and curates them for Global Voices readers.

A Russian Gulag for American Social Networks’ Data?

A Moscow city councilman is promoting legislation that would require all online social networks to house users’ personal data on servers located on Russian soil.

4 April 2014

Donations Prolong Life of Opposition TV Station

The week-long telethon that started at the end of March has collected enough funds to maintain broadcasting for just over 53 days.

Campaign to Unfollow “Occupied” Opposition Twitter

Many @lentaruofficial fans were incensed at the perceived usurpation, and started a mini-campaign to get people to unfollow the "zombie" impostor.

3 April 2014

Quantifying Russia's Traitorous Media

A pro-Kremlin website says it has conducted a quantitative study that ranks Russian media outlets according to disloyalty.

2 April 2014

RuNet April Fools’ Roundup

RuNet Echo has collected the best gags for your amusement.

1 April 2014

Vkontakte's Pavel Durov Departs: Genuine or Joke?

In what is either a bombshell for Russian social media or a daring April Fools' Day joke, Vkontakte general director Pavel Durov has announced his resignation.