Under the new bill on pre-trial blocking can get 19 million sites

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    In early August, the Ministry of Communications and Mass Media proposed a draft law on pre-trial blocking of websites for “justifying and justifying extremism.” Experts from the working group "Communication and IT" under the government of the Russian Federation got acquainted with it and said that according to this law, up to 19 million sites can be blocked due to the vagueness of its wording.

    The bill says:
    If information is found in information and telecommunication networks, including the Internet, that contains a justification and justification for carrying out extremist and / or terrorist activities ...

    ... The Prosecutor General of the Russian Federation or his deputies apply to the federal executive body ...

    ... the requirement to take measures to limit access to information resources that disseminate such information.

    If adopted, Article 15.3 “On Information, Information Technologies and Information Protection” will be amended to block any information without trial if there is a “justification” or “justification” of extremism and terrorism.

    The experts were embarrassed by these two concepts, since, in their opinion, they can mean almost anything, and this will lead to even greater abuse of locks.
    As justifying extremism or terrorism, many well-known works of Marx, Lenin and their associates, much of both Soviet literature and the works of Soviet historians, as well as contemporary Russian and foreign journalism and fiction can be qualified. ”

    The working group assumes that according to this law, up to 19 million sites may be blocked, which could disrupt the entire RuNet.
    Blocking such a large amount of resources can lead to a significant increase in routing tables, which can have a big impact on the quality of data transfer services for users of communication networks in the Russian Federation, including access to public information systems.

    “We have received the conclusion, we are currently considering it,” answered the Ministry of Communications and Mass Media to the Kommersant publication.

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