Ban the meme

A meme is defined as “an element of a culture or system of behaviour passed from one individual to another by imitation or other non-genetic means.”

According to the Indpendent “the ban came after a legal complaint from Russian singer Valeri Syutkin about a meme which falsely associated him with domestic violence. A court ruling that Syutkin had the right to ask Lurkmore, a website described by Vocativ as “the Wikipedia of Russian memes”, to take the image down – promoted the Roskomnadzor announcement. Under Russian Federal Law 398-FZ Roskomnadzor is allowed to block websites without a court order.”

Examples of memes can be found hereÂ

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