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Websites publishing profanities will either have to delete the offending material within 24 hours or be hauled offline - so says a new amendment to a law aimed at – what else? – protecting children.

Another attack on Blighty's freedom of speech? Not this time. Instead, Yelena Mizulina - head of the Russian State Duma's Committee for Family, Women, and Children - wants to amend Russia's existing rules, titled On the protection of children from information harmful to their health and development, to block “harmful information” on social networks, websites and forums if bad language is not deleted within a day.

The ever-reliable Pravda reports that Mizulina thinks delicate Russian children may begin to see profanity as a norm unless it is completely cleansed from the Russian-speaking corners of the web.

Her proposed amendment is supported by the chairman of the Moscow Regional Bar Association, Professor Sergei Smirnov, who huffed: “Children and students often use the Internet. For some, the Internet is a half of their life. So, it's time to initiate and adopt such amendments. I think the idea of deputy Mizulina is relevant and timely.”

“Obscene language offends both children and adults,” the learned professor stormed on. “A ban on its use is not an infringement of human rights. This is a direction towards a civilized lifestyle.”

Yelena Mizulina, Russian Duma deputy

Yelena Mizulina

Earlier this year Russia banned all of its media outlets from swearing, as well as prohibiting companies from making goods featuring swear words. Speaking to Russia Today, Ashot Djazoyan, secretary of the Russian Union of Journalists, said:

The mass media that uses a harmless word from a certain lexicon will get a warning for the first time. But the second use of this word - even in the same article - will lead to its closure. This means if someone says something rude we practically lead the media outlet to a death sentence.

Mizulina has form for imposing her personal moral codes upon others. She appears to be an outspoken supporter of Russia's bill to outlaw “non-traditional sexual relations”, to the point where a gay-rights activist intends to file a lawsuit against her for inspiring hate and hostility towards LGBT people in Russia, according to the LA Times.

As for stopping people from swearing anywhere on the internet? Good fucking luck with that one, comrade. ®

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