Authorities want to regulate the Internet as media

    According to the newspaper Novye Izvestia , the other day, the leadership of the Ministry of Internal Affairs and the Prosecutor General's Office proposed making the information published on the Internet the responsibility of site owners. Such measures are considered as an option to combat extremism.

    At the same time, a bill is being prepared in the State Duma that equates the placement of material on the Internet with publication in the media. If it is adopted, the Criminal and Administrative Codes will apply to the Network, and “any criticism of the authorities may turn into insult and slander” with all the ensuing consequences, the source reports.

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