Russian Censors Threaten to Shut Down Business Website for Writing About Bitcoin

Scrooge McDuck, lover of coins, would never have let this happen. Image edited by Kevin Rothrock. Picture a book that has pages added to it almost every day, though the plot never seems to change. You might as well be reading the story of Russian censorship, which got another update today, when the Kremlin's media watchdog, Roskomnadzor, threatened to block another news website. Officials today told Zuckerberg Pozvonit , or “Zuckerberg Will Call,” which focuses on news related to Internet entrepreneurialism, that it must delete or edit within the next three days an article it published about bitcoins. If the website refuses, Roskomnadzor will block it. The suddenly controversial article, titled “What Are Bitcoins and Who Needs Them?” (available here and archived here ), was published more than two years ago in April 2013. Roskomnadzor's warning is a response to a February ...

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