The Federation Council approved the law on fake news

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The Federation Council approved the bill, which provides the order blocking resources for spreading fake news and penalties. About it reports TASS.

For the adoption of the document in favor of the 149 senators voted against three of the same — abstained.

The bill was passed by the state Duma in the final reading on March 7. According to the document, punishment for dissemination of false information provided in the case that misrepresentation may cause or caused a threat to society. In particular, we are talking about the possible harm to health and life of humans, and the impact on key infrastructures.

For the publication and dissemination of fake news, the bill provided penalties: for individuals, they range from 30 thousand to 400 thousand rubles, depending on the severity of the damage. The maximum fine for legal persons increased to 1.5 million rubles.

For dissemination of false information in online media will be monitored by the Prosecutor General’s office. In case of detection of fake published the request to block publication in Roskomnadzor. The requirement to remove fake must be executed immediately, otherwise resources will face lock.

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