Websites publishing profanities will either have to delete the offending material within 24 hours or be hauled offline - so says a new amendment to a law aimed at – what else? – protecting children.

Another attack on Blighty's freedom of speech? Not this time. Instead, Yelena Mizulina - head of the Russian State Duma's Committee for Family, Women, and Children - wants to amend Russia's existing rules, titled On the protection of children from information harmful to their health and development, to block “harmful information” on social networks, websites and forums if bad language is not deleted within a day.