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Old 26th March 2011, 08:26 PM
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Russian bloggers spot 'political censorship'

http://www.straitstimes.com/Breaking...ry_649737.html

MOSCOW - RUSSIA'S most popular search engine was embroiled in a scandal on Saturday as bloggers accused it of blocking images of opposition protests, while it blamed technical problems.
Bloggers complained that they typed Russian-language opposition slogans into the Yandex search engine and found that it showed only unrelated images while a rival search engine, Google, came up with images of anti-government protests.
The chief editor of Yandex, Yelena Kolmanovskaya, told the Echo of Moscow radio station on Saturday that the search engine was having technical problems and had not yet had time to load the images into the system.
In a post on Friday, blogger Igor Bigdan cited the slogan, 'It's time to change places", which opposition activists used on a giant banner showing Prime Minister Vladimir Putin and jailed oil magnate Mikhail Khodorkovsky.
On Saturday a Google.ru search brought up dozens of images of the giant banner, which activists hung on a bridge opposite the Kremlin last month, while Yandex showed unrelated images including cars and a pigeon.
Mr Bigdan also gave the example of the slogan 'a party of thieves and swindlers,' which opposition blogger Alexei Navalny created for a poster competition to criticise the ruling United Russia party. -- AFP
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Old 26th March 2011, 11:47 PM
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Re: Russian bloggers spot 'political censorship'

Change is coming around the world....even the US may well see their turn sooner than later.
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Re: Russian bloggers spot 'political censorship'

Yandex works closely with Kremlin. Maybe that's why Google is hoping for революция.рф. :D
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Re: Russian bloggers spot 'political censorship'

Yandex made an official commitment to not leave Russian hands in 2009 via a 'golden share' that they gave the government. http://www.sostav.ru/news/2009/04/17/37/

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