New Russian Blogging Rules…

The new rules for blogging in Russia missed me. I have the traffic, but I write in English only and target an English audience. I also do not have any issues with compliance and will most likely check on if it is better to sign up or not, for mass media?

As of August 1 all blogs having 3,000 daily readers or more will have to follow many of the rules that exist in conventional mass media, such as tougher control on published information or the ban on use of explicit language.

The draft introduced the definition of a popular blogger as someone whose internet page attracts at least 3,000 readers every day (earlier this week the authorities announced that these should be unique visitors, not just page hits). Such authors will now have to register with the state watchdog Roskomnadzor, disclose their real identity and follow the same rules as journalists working in conventional state-registered mass media.

Roskomnadzor representatives have noted in press comments that the physical location of the web authors makes no difference for them – everyone writing in Russian and targeting Russian audience must comply with the rules or the access to their content would be blocked on the Russian territory.

Though at first I was wandering about webpage counts and I was glad that they verified that unique, not page views, is what counts, big difference in counts then. I already use my real name to post by and it is at the end of every post now. I do not even have ads of any type, so no income being generated. I am covered on all bases…

Therefore if they change any rules to include writers like me, then I plan on being covered and part of that coverage is keeping the comments from getting out of hand. The foul language and hatred in comments is part of the issue…

I will tell you that I would rather have things spelled out for me and give the truth, then what I have had to go through with blogging in the U.S. (DDOS attacks and many other terrible things!), I have been terrorized by the American government and that is no lie.I have lost huge amounts of posts and data, such as images due to the U.S. government and when I brought it to their attention, I basically was told to stop blogging, if I did not like it…

No rules, just what they decide is against their wishes…

Yes I am much freer in Russia; Have a nice day…

Post by Kyle Keeton
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