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Roskomnadzor blocked popular hosting of PDF-files SlideShare / SurprizingFacts

August 23, 2017 Roskomnadzor entered in the register of prohibited resources address / islamhousep / the-right-religion-russian . At this address is the book "The True Religion of Allah" by Dr. A.A. Filipes, which is easy to find on the Internet. Thanks to the decision of Roskomnadzor, more people are now aware of this brochure. In 2014, she was included in the Federal List of Extremist Materials. The book on the site was published on March 27, 2015 by the user Islam Books, as well as another 263 publications. She just had 364,485 views, but now the number of views has started to grow rapidly.

Unfortunately, the forbidden link is posted on the HTTPS website, so today many law-abiding Internet providers were forced to block entire hosting of PDFs of SlideShare with thousands Useful materials and presentations.

The press service of Roskomnadzor reported that they repeatedly tried to contact representatives of the resource, but they could not do it. So it was necessary to block the site, there was no other way out for Roskomnadzor.

"SlideShare is a good and useful service as soon as illegal content is removed from the resource, it [сервис — прим.ред.] will be again available to Russians," Press service, Izvestia writes.

SlideShare is owned by LinkedIn. As you know, in November 2016, the Russian supervisory agency blocked all this social network for business contacts. At that time, the reason was the decision of the Tagansky court to violate the Russian legislation on personal data of Russians by the specified service. Perhaps it is about the mandatory storage of personal data on the territory of Russia. The LinkedIn lock can be removed as soon as Microsoft completes the purchase of LinkedIn and obediently transfers the data to Russian data centers.

SlideShare is really a very useful service. For example, it is often used to demonstrate PDF documents as a built-in widget on the pages of GeekTimes and Habrahabra. Let's hope that its blocking will also be removed in the near future.

In general, over five years of the law on blocking websites on the territory of the Russian Federation, 257 000 resources were blocked, while more than 178 000 resources were excluded from the black list after the removal of illegal content.