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Old 21st August 2012
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Originally Posted by chrisso View Post
I haven't personally seen anything about Pussy Riot on the internet.
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Originally Posted by chrisso View Post
I mean.... I was aware of the band and their case through traditional television news. It seems like you're claiming we only know about them because of the internet, and if we didn't have the internet we wouldn't have heard of them, or similar persecuted people. That's actually wrong IMO.
I likewise doubt that we know of Pussy Riot and their situation because of the internet; Russia is not so isolated or difficult for reporters to access that it's solely the internet which facilitated the reporting on this story. But it's kind of ridiculous to suggest that there isn't a lot of internet reportage on the topic (and it's not just you, either, now with another post concurring to your own remark above); I mean, Google News literally has an entire section devoted to tracking coverage of the issue.