Very interesting podcast about Livejournal community blogging platform’s descent into basically a Russian-state-run organization. June 2017.

The Wikipedia page is pretty amazing for Livejournal, current to November 2017:

“On April 4, 2017, LiveJournal significantly modified its terms of use, making the service subject to Russian law. The new terms prohibit users from posting “advertising and/or political solicitation materials”, or performing any actions that are “contradictory to the laws of the Russian Federation”. The terms also state that users are subject to Article 10.2 of the Federal Act of the Russian Federation No. 149, which dictates that blogs with more than 3000 daily visitors are classified as media outlets and may not be published anonymously, are responsible for the dissemination of unverified information, and are restricted from posting pornography, obscene language, or “extremist materials”.[107][108][109] “