The Gunslinger said, "My advice to you is to get yourself a Holy Book, then learn how to pray."
The Preacherman said, "My advice to you is to get yourself a gun, then learn how to shoot."
The Politician said, "My advice to you is to get yourself free of superstitions and weapons, then learn how to obey."

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Saturday, August 12, 2017

Is your favorite website or blogsite blocked by the Russian Government?

(NOTE:  to have Google check the SAFETY of a site you want to visit, click the following link and then enter the site's URL to obtain a health check.   https://transparencyreport.google.com/safe-browsing/search )  This assumes that Google is being righteous ...

As a backdrop on Internet censorship in Russia, click the following link and read an informative Newsweek article (7/31/2017).  http://www.newsweek.com/how-vladimir-putin-cracked-down-russias-internet-644176

SOME DUDE just launched a free, non-profit, online-tool called BlockedInRussia.com. It lets anyone check to see if a website is blocked in Russia.  Click on over there and see if something you see in your locale has been whacked by the Russian Government.

How does SOME DUDE perform this magic?  Hell, I dunno ...

EDIT:  as of 8/13/2017  (just to check things out)
http://www.drudgereport.com is NOT blocked in Russia.
https://www.voanews.com is NOT blocked in Russia
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Internet_censorship_in_Russia#Blacklist_law IS blocked in Russia


Hyperprapor said...

Well, that's easy. We have a RosComNadzor (censorship organization that issues a list of resources prohibited on Russian territory.). So, he could just check this list automatically.

David Drake said...

Boris and Natasha...brings back great memories of Bullwinkle. Hadn't thought about it in ages. Thanks!

"Zack" said...

First we steal mooseberry bush, THEN we kill moose and squirrel! BWHAHAHA!