How memes are being used to fight back against social media censorship in Russia

An Interview by Anastasia Denisova, published by IBT

Strict registration laws mean that freedom of speech is limited for Russians with a popular social media account. This has led many who oppose to government to turn to viral campaigns to try and get their message out, often through using memes.

Anastasia Denisova

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Anastasia Denisova is a Lecturer in Social Media at CAMRI, University of Westminster. Before starting her academic career, she worked as a journalist in Russia for over a decade in the capacity of television news editor and reporter for NTV Broadcasting company, editor at Aeroflot Inflight magazine, and a freelance reporter and columnist for the major magazines, including GEO, Conde Nast Traveler, Vogue, Marie Claire and many others. Her work has received the industry and community recognition, including the French government’s award for the best publication on France in Russian in 2014 (the feature for GEO Russia).

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Date
28th September 2017
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IBT
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