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Russia Un-Bans Reddit After Removal Of Offending Post

A day after banning Reddit for not taking down a thread about growing psychedelic mushrooms, Russian regulators have taken the site off their registry for banned websites.

Soon after the site was banned for several users in Russia, Reddit notified Roskomnadzor (the Kremlin’s media watchdog) that the offending thread had been blocked for Russian users.

“On August 13, federal officials received on their “hot line” a message from the site’s administrators saying Internet users in Russia no longer have access to the illegal content. Roskomnadzor has confirmed [Reddit’s] full compliance, and accordingly removed the website from the registry of illegal online materials,” the agency wrote on Russian social network VKontakte.

Roskomnadzor had earlier complained that they were unable to get in touch with Reddit’s admins in order to notify them of the offending post. The watchdog said it hoped Reddit was more proactive at responding to its notices in the future.

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