Today in Russia enacted a law that allows Roskomnadzor block websites on request of the Prosecutor General and without a court order. Any site can be locked in an hour if it is extremist content, according to prosecutors, character.
Under the law, to extremist materials include calls for rioting, incitement of ethnic and religious hatred, to participate in terrorist activity and to “participate in the mass public events held in violation of the established order”, reports news agency RBC. A new article is now contained in the federal law “On Information, Information Technologies and Protection of Information».
Sites with extremist content can now be locked without a court decision. And to these sites are and Internet media. For example, the Prosecutor General’s Office will be able to lock the media, which put on your site Quote opposition calling for an unsanctioned rally.
Roscomnadzor after receiving a message from the Prosecutor General’s office immediately sends a requirement for operators to restrict access either directly to illegal information, or to the entire site, on which she appeared. It is unclear in this case will block the entire site or a specific page with information gap. Access to the site can be restored only after Roscomnadzor receive from the site owner or hosting provider message that information is removed, and make sure this.
«Hardly any possible abuse violations. Well, firstly, because such a procedure is applied over a year for other resources – against child pornography, drugs, suicide, and it has proved its effectiveness. This is such a deterrent for owners of other Internet resources, including the content that is produced by its users, and is an incentive to pay more attention to the fact that site users and check the group public pages for compliance with the law “, – explained BFM.ru director of the League of Safe Internet Denis Davydov.