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Russia Makes ‘Fake News’ Law Making it Illegal to ‘Insult’ — Just Like Liberals Want Here

This is the same sort of sentiment shared by the censorship-happy liberals in America, and that should concern EVERYONE.

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Russian President Vladimir Putin has signed a new law that bans “fake news” and also bans “disrespect.” By that the Russians mean any Internet posting that Putin doesn’t like will be banned. And this is exactly what the fascist left wants here in America.

Naturally the new Russian law is vague leaving it open for the government to ban anything it wants under color of law.

“The legislation will establish punishments for spreading information that ‘exhibits blatant disrespect for the society, government, official government symbols, constitution or governmental bodies of Russia,'” according to The Moscow Times.

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Online news outlets and users that spread “fake news” will face fines of up to 1.5 million rubles ($22,900) for repeat offenses.

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Insulting state symbols and the authorities, including Putin, will carry a fine of up to 300,000 rubles and 15 days in jail for repeat offenses.

As is the case with other Russian laws, the fines are calculated based on whether the offender is a citizen, an official or a legal entity.

Russian journalists gathered together to sign petitions to oppose the law, but their resistance was futile… as all knew it would be.

The journalists called it “direct censorship,” something the Kremlin denied.

Indeed, government officials claimed that other countries also have similar laws already.

“What’s more, this sphere of fake news, insulting and so on, is regulated fairly harshly in many countries of the world including Europe. It is therefore of course necessary to do it in our country too,” Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said.

Yeah. Right. The protesters are right. This is just an example of direct censorship.

But this is exactly the sort of anti-free speech idea that the left wants here in the U.S.A. Remember the inappropriately named “Fairness Doctrine”? That was a similar attempt to shut down conservatives in America.

Liberals want to be able to shut down free speech on their whim. Of course, they expect to hold the reins of that law in their own hands in perpetuity and they intend for the law to be used as a weapon to shut down conservative political free speech.

So, which side of the political aisle in the U.S. is really like Russia? It sure isn’t the right.

Follow Warner Todd Huston on Twitter @warnerthuston.

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BLM Protesters Walk & Dance On American Flag, Shout ‘F— The Fourth of July’ (Watch)

Such a shame…

John Salvatore

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Hating America has seemingly never been cooler than it is today. It is really sad to see how so many people don’t understand how good they have it, and would rather cause violence and disruption instead of making the nation an even better place. Here’s some of what went down in DC on Independence Day, via TDW: Far-left activists trampled on an American flag in Washington, D.C., on the nation’s 244th birthday. WATCH: https://twitter.com/VenturaReport/status/1279518076111814656?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1279518076111814656%7Ctwgr%5E&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.dailywire.com%2Fnews%2Ffar-left-activists-dance-on-american-flag-f-the-4th-of-july-f-the-american-flag ANOTHER: https://twitter.com/stillgray/status/1279531027963109376?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1279531027963109376%7Ctwgr%5E&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.dailywire.com%2Fnews%2Ffar-left-activists-dance-on-american-flag-f-the-4th-of-july-f-the-american-flag ANOTHER: https://twitter.com/VenturaReport/status/1279537815576088576?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1279537815576088576%7Ctwgr%5E&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.dailywire.com%2Fnews%2Ffar-left-activists-dance-on-american-flag-f-the-4th-of-july-f-the-american-flag LOOK: More from WUSA9: WASHINGTON — Black Lives Matter DC issued a formal statement Sunday denouncing Mayor Muriel Bowser’s handling of recent protests and asking for her to instead “invest in the community” and decrease the budget for D.C. police. The activist group wants the DC police department defunded, prison and jails dismantled, and stop and frisk tactics ended — all initiatives they say Mayor Bowser hasn’t invested in. LOOK: https://twitter.com/hazzardeuce/status/1269510236894892032?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1269510236894892032&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.wusa9.com%2Farticle%2Fnews%2Fnational%2Fblack-lives-matter-dc-reform-mayor-bowser%2F65-aa7a2bfa-3c66-4905-a18d-e249d658d1b4 https://twitter.com/DMVBlackLives/status/1268903712581464066?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1268903712581464066&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.wusa9.com%2Farticle%2Fnews%2Fnational%2Fblack-lives-matter-dc-reform-mayor-bowser%2F65-aa7a2bfa-3c66-4905-a18d-e249d658d1b4 Read more about BLM suing Bowser at this link.

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‘Say Their Names’ & ‘Liberation’ Among Messages NBA Players Can Wear On Jerseys (Details)

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The NFL is set to play the “Black National Anthem” before all week one games kickoff this upcoming season. The NBA has already said it will paint “Black Lives Matter” on courts. But they’re not stopping there. Check this out, per ESPN: The National Basketball Players Association and the NBA reached an agreement Friday on social justice messages that can be displayed above the numbers on the backs of jerseys when the league resumes play July 30, a source told ESPN’s The Undefeated. The list of the suggested social messages that were agreed upon by the NBPA and the NBA and then made available to players via email, per the source, are: Black Lives Matter; Say Their Names; Vote; I Can’t Breathe; Justice; Peace; Equality; Freedom; Enough; Power to the People; Justice Now; Say Her Name; Sí Se Puede (Yes We Can); Liberation; See Us; Hear Us; Respect Us; Love Us; Listen; Listen to Us; Stand Up; Ally; Anti-Racist; I Am A Man; Speak Up; How Many More; Group Economics; Education Reform; and Mentor. […] After the first four nights, a player can simply go back to their last name. If they choose to continue showing a social message, their name would go below the number. Check out the thoughts of this former ESPN reporter on the George Floyd rioters and looters, via Sporting News: Palmer was offering his thoughts on the protests across the United States in the wake of George Floyd’s death. On Thursday night, Palmer quote-tweeted a photo of a burning building with the caption, “Burn that s— down. Burn it all down.” But shortly after midnight on Sunday, Palmer had a change of tone once protesters showed up closer to where he lived. Here’s Palmer’s deleted tweet: And here’s the follow-up (screenshotted, in case he deletes…

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