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The legislation also represents a shift in strategy for the Tajik government, which has historically opted to censor controversial websites and services.
Russia also moved to block the website and its popular 'Wayback Machine' two years ago.
The build up to #Armvote17 showcased a sample of the online tactics favoured by modern-day vote manipulators.
Despite no clear link to actual suicides in Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan, authorities are dreaming up restrictions.
One blogger, three passports and the intricate international relations of the Caucasus region. This gets pretty complicated.
“Now many Internet users have a common passion — to get on this list."
With traditional media in the country heavily restricted, social media is an obvious forum for information warfare between the Kazakh nationalists and ethnic Russians.
"The information war in Kyrgyzstan is a part of the broader global information war. It has always been and always will be."