Filtering the internet to protect vulgar, pornographic, or inappropriate websites may be good, but when it is a government what is their motivation Around the world the internet is filtered in varying degrees. Recently Russia began to block almost two hundred websites. These include Russian websites that are vulgar or give suicide techniques. Is this ethical or is this leaving the weightier matters undone? The cost of filtering the internet in Russia alone is estimated to cost ten billion dollars. What about the poor in Russia?