By now it's probably all over the place that SixApart sold LiveJournal to a Russian company and there's been a lot of commentary over the move, both apprehensive and negative.
I don't really have a stake in this horse, seeing how I run my own site and everything, but I do have to wonder—would SUP (owners of LiveJournal and supporter of Putin) censor posts (or even accounts) that said stuff like “Putin is a lying, corrupt scumbag politician who should be thrown into jail, much like he's done to his opponents.”? Not terribly far-fetched if you ask me.
Granted, it may be the Russian government wanted control of the Russian LiveJournal, but sometimes, it pays to be prudent.
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