Google has published what may be the most creative, yet most powerful jab the internet can make to that of country’s policies.
In response to Russia’s anti-homosexual laws (which involves prosecution based on “propaganda”, with the threat of jail time and fines), the internet giant modified the logo of all of their homepages, including the Russian variant, and applied the following message, along with a Winter Olympics rainbow-themed logo:
“The practice of sport is a human right. Every individual must have the possibility of practicing sport, without discrimination of any kind and in the Olympic spirit, which requires mutual understanding with a spirit of friendship, solidarity and fair play.” – Olympic Charter
True words indeed, and words that Russian politicians need to understand, adopt and enforce. Meanwhile, the opening ceremony begins on Friday, with NBC using a nine hour tape-delay for recorded sporting events.