State Duma Adopted a Law on Retaliation for Censorship of Russian Media
OREANDA-NEWS. The State Duma of the Russian Federation adopted in the third, final reading a bill providing for sanctions for censorship by Internet resources in relation to Russian media. This was reported by the press service of the lower house of the national parliament.
“The owner of the resource can be recognized as involved in violations of fundamental rights and freedoms if there is a restriction on the dissemination of socially significant information by Internet users in Russia,” the press release reads. In addition, sanctions may be imposed in the event of restriction of information on national, linguistic, property, official and other grounds.
The bill provides for blocking Internet resources, slowing traffic and administrative fines.
In accordance with the law, the Prosecutor General of Russia, in agreement with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, has a fight assign a foreign Internet portal the status of “owner of an information resource involved in violations of fundamental human rights and freedoms, and rights and freedoms of citizens of the Russian Federation.”