---QUOTATION--- Russia has evolved so they don't need to know rules anymore, they just need to know that there is a punishment. ---END QUOTATION---
The U.S is the same way. arguing rights is just a waste of time. Freedom of speech is more or less the freedom to complain, because they are just going to punish us anyway. And they will punish us for complaining too. After a while you just don't want to say anything because you just become a target for harrassment. So in the end they get what they want. They do what they want and keep us quiet.
News networks dictate everything and they are worse than the government when it come to questioning their dictation.
Citizens aren't much better. People want their rights yet they don't want anyone else to have rights. So everyone is guilty of it.
The internet has been changing. About ten years ago you could do whatever you pleased (within reason) and if a user had a problem with that they could just go eat shit & die, because nobody cared. Now since the governments and media have taken over the net scensorship is at an all time high. Scensorship exists to do more harm than good. It gives the dictators excuses to block or erase whatever they don't want you to see. Do you think they care if you see foul language? No, but they do care if you see negative opinions regarding them. Scensorship exists to protect their reputation, their exposure. Everything else that comes with scensorship exists to disguise it's true purpose. Scensorship is damage control/containment. The blocking of rude or fould language is the disguise.
Foul and rude language is a very small price to pay for freedom. People like to throw around the word maturity yet they they like dictate and play games with freedom.