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Belarus: Blogger Attempts to Run Internet Election Campaign

Information Policy writes about a Belarusian blogger's failed attempt to run for Minsk city council, the use of internet in his campaign – and the new internet regulations that might soon be introduced in Belarus: “Lipkovich noted that his video interview in which he had announces his intention to step forth as a deputy candidate ‘gathered 17 thousand downloads in one day’. […] However, only 3 of 153 undoubtedly legitimate signatures were gathered via the Internet. […] ‘Internet and social networks don't hold any influence whatsoever in our country. Those who prepared decree N60 are really just paranoid people who are afraid of their own shadow.'”

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