Reddit Responds After Russian Ban For Substance Use Discussion

Posted: Aug 14 2015, 8:52am CDT | by , in News | Technology News


Reddit Responds After Russian Ban for Substance Use Discussion
  • Russia blocks Reddit for promoting substance use!

Several pages of the site Reddit have been banned. After discussions on cultivating hallucinogenic mushrooms.

Russia has blocked access to the social news site Reddit. Russia claims the site was promoting the use of hallucinogenic substances. Several pages on Reddit were banned. It was found to contain discussions on growing hallucinogenic mushrooms. 

A Russian watchdog threatened to ban Reddit altogether if there was no response. The same agency had threatened to ban Reddit before. A week earlier discussions on Reddit focused on growing marijuana.

But only the pages containing the discussion were blocked. The pages were two years old and contained details on growing psychedelic mushrooms.

Roskomnadzor is the Russian Federal service for the Supervision of Communications. Roskomnadzor is responsible for banning sites in Russia, according to TechCrunch.

Lately Reddit has been added to its list of roosters. The move was taken after the drug control agency in the country asked Reddit to be blocked.

The news of the blocking was posted by Roskomnadzor on its social media network VKontacte.

Later Reddit was also collaborated with. Then a letter was released which showed Reddit helped in getting rid of the pages in Russia.

In addition other sites Google, Facebook and Twitter have also been threatened. At one point all these sites were threatened for not complying with the country’s policy.

Last year Russia issued a new law. The law requires bloggers to register with the authorities. Bloggers with an audience of more than 3000 people had to register as a result. 

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