Major Belarusian portal introduces censorship for forum content

2009 2009-01-21T22:37:23+0200 1970-01-01T03:00:00+0300 en

According to Yury Ziser, manager of Belarus’ largest Internet resource, having over 160,000 users,  the so called premoderation will applied to the forum posts.  Mr.Ziser said the new policy will only deal with themed news discussions, and will not affect any other forums active in the framework of the portal.

‘Our moderators are instructed to censor the posts containing abuses, foul language and other forms of rudeness only. There will be no political censorship whatsoever,’ said Mr.Ziser. He also reminded that the resource had never banned politically active users and now everybody can see that any posts critical of the existing government, ‘provided they observe the proprieties’, will surely appear on our forums.

According to Mr.Ziser, the decision is a compulsory measure due to the enormous amounts of rudeness and dirty language that the forum moderators have not been able to control.