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( Apr. 9th, 2017 03:21 pm)
I'm not going to delete my LJ -- yet -- but after this entry, I am ending all crossposting.

And for those who, like me, may have been away from the right corners of the internet and sat there being mystified at the sudden rush of people to Dreamwidth again, and confused about why everyone is so furious:

LiveJournal, Now Based in Russia, Bans “Political Solicitation” in New User Agreement

Note that "political solicitation" essentially means "anything we don't like". Note that all trans or gay content would be explicitly illegal in Russia, and theoretically subject to some censorship or deletion.

The only thing that baffles me about this is that I got NO notice. Nothing in email, no message sent as LJ News, nothing. Under US law, changing a user agreement with no notice to the user would be ... legally questionable, at best. I suspect, under Russian law -- and LJ is now explicitly subject to Russian law in ways that were ambiguous before -- changing things without notice is a-OK! (Yes, yes, I know, clearly people did receive some sort of notice, or Dreamwidth wouldn't be getting slammed with yet another wave of migration. Doesn't change the fact that I saw nothing in any of the regular channels for this.)
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