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The Prosecutor General’s office of Russia has established a range of authorities empowered to determine the public threat of the fake news. About it reports “Interfax”.
It is the interior Ministry, the Roskomnadzor and prosecutors. Explanations of the state office of public Prosecutor refer to the package of laws prohibiting the spread in the Internet false information, signed by the President of Russia Vladimir Putin on March 18, 2019. These laws introduced a ban on the dissemination on the Internet of false public interest information under the guise of reliable reports, or so-called “fake” news (fake news).
“List of authorities that determine the accuracy of the information depends on each individual case, and in this respect can be a specific,” — said the representative of the press service of the Prosecutor General. The decision to restrict access to information distributed in violation of the law, will make the Roscomnadzor and the Ministry of interior as the competent organs to initiate proceedings on administrative offences in parts 9-11 of article 13.15 of the administrative code. This right is also granted to prosecutors under the direction of requirements about blocking of Internet resources in the Roskomnadzor.
Training requirements on the adoption of measures to restrict access to information resources entrusted to the Department for supervision over execution of laws on Federal security, interethnic relations and countering extremism and terrorism of the General Prosecutor’s office. The institution should prepare such a requirement no later than three working days after receipt of the materials about violation of the relevant law.
Prosecutors have the right to make their own decisions about restricting access to unreliable public information and in the absence of decisions on administrative cases under article 13.15 of the administrative code, and request information supporting conclusions about the fact of dissemination of such information.
Laws banning the Internet false information in force in the Russian Federation in late March. For the distribution of fakes, which led to riots and loss of life, citizens face a fine of 30 thousand to 1.5 million rubles. Those who expressed on the Internet “clear disrespect” to society, the authorities and national symbols, making it “indecently”, face fines from 30 thousand to 200 thousand rubles and administrative arrest in case of repeated violation.
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