From Russia with likes: Kremlin to launch Facebook-style social network
Posted in: Internet Use/New Technologies at 20/06/2012 17:58
The Kremlin is planning to create its own Facebook-style social network, where users with personal accounts will be able to upload content and discuss the issues of the day.
Social networks have been the tool of choice for opposition activists since street demonstrations broke out in December, but the popularity of the internet in Russia means any Chinese-style attempt to assert control from above would be doomed.
So the authorities appear to have been forced to play the socially networked activists at their own game.