It is reported that some senior members of Russia’s ruling party submitted a draft law today. Under the draft, Russian regulators will be able to restrict Internet users’ access to twitter, Facebook and Youtube. According to the draft, Russian prosecutors, after consulting with the Ministry of foreign affairs, can conclude that restrictions on content by foreign Internet platforms violate the rights of Russians. The corresponding penalties will include fines, as well as partial or full restrictions on access to these infringing platforms in Russia. The sponsors of the measure said Russian media companies have complained since April that Twitter, Facebook and Youtube are censoring their accounts. In response, Dmitry Peskov, a Kremlin spokesman, said on a conference call: “the discriminatory practices of these services against Russian customers have occurred and must be countered.” However, Peskov did not make clear his support for such restrictions, saying that appropriate sanctions would be determined through legal procedures. Of course, the move has been ridiculed by Alexey navalny, the leader of Russia’s opposition party. “Great, get them through as soon as possible, and eventually the whole country will start using VPN,” navalni said on twitter Chinese version of K-car: reading a10e design drawing exposure

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