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Russia’s register of forbidden info counts 45,700 webpages

December 22, 2014, 17:05 UTC+3 MOSCOW

64% of websites were blocked for propaganda and distribution of drugs; 15% distributed child pornography, and 12% promoted suicide

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MOSCOW, December 22. /TASS/. Russia’s single register of forbidden information contains more than 45,700 webpages, the Federal Service for Supervision of Communications, Information Technology, and Mass Media said Monday in a statement.

The service said that 64% of websites were found guilty of propaganda and distribution of drugs, 15% - of children’s pornography and 12% - of suicide.

The bloggers’ register comprises 317 people, and 187 people are waiting for the registration.

The register of forbidden sites was launched in 2012. A decision on adding a Web site to the list is made by the communications watchdog, the Federal Drug Control Service and the Federal Service for Oversight of Consumer Rights Protection and Human Welfare.

From February 1, the register also includes sites calling for extremism and social unrest.

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