Russians support censorship online

The deputy director of the Levada Center, Alexei Grazhdankin, told Kommersant that, among survey respondents, sociologists expected the word censorship to have both generally negative connotations and specific relevance to welcome limitations on Internet access for children and teenagers. However, 63 percent of those surveyed supported the idea of censorship, while 65 percent were in favor of lighter restrictions on Internet access for children and teenagers.

Respondents against these proposals numbered 19 percent and 22 percent, respectively. According to sociologists, this data suggests that most of the population is not afraid of censorship. 

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