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Russia: Medvedev's Speech and IT; Twitter and the Police

Categories: Eastern & Central Europe, Russia, Digital Activism, Freedom of Speech, Governance, Human Rights, Law, Politics, Technology, RuNet Echo

Profy writes [1] about the IT dimension of president Medvedev's annual address: “The draft speech was initially published online as a lengthy article by the president and he invited all the citizens to voice their opinions out via the Kremlin official website – and people were definitely very willing to participate given more than 18 thousand comments received.” NetEffect writes [2] about “tweeting your way to Gulag”: turns out that in Russia, “the police are avid readers of ‘the Internet’ and particularly of Twitter.”