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The Importer's been kind of blowing up? So please, if anyone can jump in there so I can submit my own (comparatively unimportant) questions and have a reasonable chance of being answered before even more of my hair turns grey, that would be awesome.

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Date: Apr. 13th, 2017 07:52 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] srukle
>> Lotsa euphemisms for "not anti-LGBTQIA" - gotcha.

Definitely not. LJ is a poor service compared to DW's non-ad and pro-security stance. :/

>> so I'm not entirely sure where you were going with that?

It's entirely subtext.

LJ moved its servers to Russia for legal reasons. They're showing that LJ is following the law (though it's Russian law), which insinuates that sites like DW are not. DW does still carry the livejournal brand in its software.

By following Russian law rather than American, the company expresses that it's more important that they follow Russian law than sell the company. They're willing to make a costly investment in monitoring, legal write up of the entire ToS in Russian, and physically move the servers rather than sell the company.

Something's up. Not sure what.

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Date: Apr. 13th, 2017 01:54 pm (UTC)
srukle: (Default)
From: [personal profile] srukle
>>> Probably starts with a P...

Right?

But why LJ? Why not VK and m(ai)l (dot) ru?

I suppose those brands are tainted with their history. VK with piracy and m(ai)l (dot) ru with hacking. Does P really think simply grabbing another social media brand for propaganda is going to work? Especially when LJ isn't even a useful propaganda platform. It seems designed for individualism.

I hope it's a wasted effort.

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Date: Apr. 13th, 2017 05:36 pm (UTC)
srukle: (Default)
From: [personal profile] srukle
>> All part of the plan, I'm sure.

You're certainly right. Social media is a market that some state (if not all) powers want to regulate.

I enjoyed your evil dictator impression. :^)