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Russian-Owned LiveJournal Bans Political Talk, Adds Risk of Spying

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by Melody Bot, Apr 10, 2017.

  1. Melody Bot

    Your friendly little forum bot. Staff Member

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    Beth Elderkin, writing for Gizmodo:

    LiveJournal, a blog community that’s hosted a lot of science fiction authors and fans (including George RR Martin), has officially banned “political solicitation”— which can mean anything that criticizes the Russian government, as well as pro-LGBTQ discussions. There are also concerns users can be subject to Russian spying.

  2. Kiana

    Goddamn, man child Prestigious

    ...i prob shouldn't have blindly accepted that updated terms agreement. Also prob shouldnt use lj in the year of our Lord 2017 but whatevs
  3. Arry

    it was all a dream Prestigious

    omg! i didn't know LJ was Russian owned. i only use it to read my gossip blog which has a pro-LGBTQ community... i wonder if ONTD will move
    skogsraet, ryan.conde and Kiana like this.
  4. crunchprank Prestigious

    Yeah I actually thought most of the LJ community (at least back in the day) was very pro-LGBTQ. This seems... like a very odd change. I also didn't know it was Russian based though, which is surprising. So overall this movie is kinda, confusing.
  5. ryan.conde

    Who is Ryan? Prestigious

    Same sis

    oop @ me
    Kiana likes this.
  6. amorningofsleep

    No-rope barbed wire Jones

    I mean, they were purchased by a Russian company. This really shouldn't come off as a surprise.
    Brent likes this.