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Ban the meme

Written by Michael Coyle on 11 April 2015

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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 here 

https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=what+is+a+meme&es_sm=93&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ei=UQMpVY3tL9jUar3VgPgI&ved=0CAcQ_AUoAQ&biw=1366&bih=643

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