Russia threatened to ban Reddit over weed thread
The Russian government has threatened to block Reddit if one particular thread that gives tips for growing cannabis isn't removed.
Roskomnadzor, which regulates the internet and telecommunications in Russia, created a Wild West-style "Wanted" poster featuring the Reddit alien mascot, in addition to issuing the warning message.
Reddit has not yet responded directly to the request. However, its terms say that it will take down content that infringes copyright, but discussing illegal activities including drug use is permitted.
Wikipedia has been blocked in Russia due to a page on "Cannabis Smoking."
The site of prominent political critics like Alexi Navalny and Garry Kasparov, also a famous chess player, are also banned.
The website for the Jehovah's Witness church has been banned.
The Russian government has also banned the Internet Wayback machine, which archives the internet.
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