YouTube Files Suit Over Russian Content Law

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The Google-owned video site on Monday filed a lawsuit in a Moscow court challenging a new Russian law that restricts content that officials deem potentially harmful to children. Russian regulators used the law to force YouTube to block a video demonstrating a special effect that creates the appearence of a slashed wrist, claiming that the video promoted suicide. Critics of the Russian law say it is vague and could be used to censor Internet content. Wall Street Journal subscribers can read the full report here.

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