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Russia: Lawmakers Consider Taxing Certain Bloggers

Categories: Breaking News, Freedom of Speech, Law, Politics, Technology, RuNet Echo

There are indications that Russian lawmakers might soon consider levying a tax [1] [ru] on bloggers who profit from advertisements on their sites. Blogger Oleg Kozyrev [2] [ru] argues that such a crackdown could backfire on the Kremlin, as pro-government RuNet “trolls” could then be compelled to report illicit income received from the state coffers.