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Russia: Government Election Webcams

Categories: Eastern & Central Europe, Russia, Digital Activism, Elections, Media & Journalism, Politics, Technology, RuNet Echo

“Although not much can be seen, Muscovites have finally seen Russia,” write bloggers describing election webcams [1] [ru] installed by Rostelecom company following the Dec. 2011 election. Although video capturing had not been possible initially, users developed an application [2] [ru] to record broadcasts. Users of imageboard 2ch.so [3] self-organized to hunt for funny videos, but instead of lulz [4], they found some [5] election violations (although some funny moments were also recorded [6] [ru]).