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Sunday, December 4, 2016

The largest public “Vkontakte” trying to rise again after closing


Network “Vkontakte” closed one of the most numerous and popular groups – MDK. Where once hung dirty jokes and obscene pictures, now there was only the announcement of the lock by the court. Claims to MDK stretch last year, the community has repeatedly accused of violating ethics and law. However, the MDK is already trying to revive at a different location.

Access to popular MDK community in social network “Vkontakte” on Saturday was blocked. “This material is blocked on the basis of a court decision (Smolninsky district court of St.-Petersburg) from 27.10.2015 No. 2-4220/15″, – reported on the public page.

“I never was in the grave before that day, or rather until the evening”

We will remind, in October, the Smolninsky district court ruled to halt the activities of MDK in the social network “Vkontakte” at the request of prosecutors, who announced the posting of offensive materials. On August 10 the Prosecutor’s office of Tsentralny district of St. Petersburg asked the court to restrict access to MDK. The Prosecutor pointed out that in a virtual community revealed the facts public desecration of religious and liturgical literature, objects of religious veneration, signs or emblems of ideological symbols and paraphernalia, as well as available information, when viewing which children and adolescents can be insulted for their feelings and the feelings of their loved ones caused by a premature interest in sexual behavior.

In particular, the Prosecutor’s office demanded to close the MDK community because of the offensive images of Christ, located, incidentally, right after Easter. As noted by experts from the University of Herzen, was published images of Jesus Christ with insulting believers postscripts and signs.

The company then Sarafanka” (owns MDK) has challenged in arbitration court it is the expert opinion, reminds RIA “news”. However, in the end, the courts have rendered a final decision to block.

The public MDK, accounted for 7 million subscribers and was considered one of the most popular resources in this social network, he often was involved in controversial incidents. So, in June, a public “joke” about the death of Russian singer Zhanna Friske, posting a photo of the singer with the reworked text of her song “Malinki”. “I never was in the grave before that day, or rather until the evening”, – reads the inscription on the demotivator.

Users are urged to investigate “a joke”. Even started collecting signatures under the petition addressed to the Prosecutor General’s office is instituting proceedings against the administrators of the public. Indignant deputies. So, the Deputy Iosif Kobzon said that he wants to challenge the community administrator. His colleagues: actress Maria Kozhevnikova, the Deputy and the first Deputy Chairman of Committee on Affairs of public associations Mikhail Markelov also asked to block the community.

The moderators of the community have noted a new “sharpness.” “Russia has so few problems that the joke of the public became the most discussed news in the country,” they wrote. It was reported that after the publication of offensive post about Frisco МDK lost an important source of income – she was disconnected from exchange advertising.

The resurrection in “the mirror”

However, organizers of the MDK during the work of the public – with 2011 – managed to organize a few clones, where users could move in case of closing. Currently has about 1.5 million subscribers from MDK have moved into a new the public “Vkontakte”, writes TJournal.

The first entry in the new group was a photo from the popular series “Game of thrones” with the risen after the death of Jon snow and the caption: “When I started life with a clean slate.” As writes portal, the decision to transfer subscribers agreed with the General Director of “Vkontakte” Boris Dobrodeev. As the press-Secretary of Roscomnadzor Vadim Ampelonskiy confirmed that the new community have no complaints, as the court’s decision was contrary to the content MDK only, not subscribers. To a new address old content is not migrated.

We will add that before the user MDK did not change their positions depending on the external pressure. According to experts, this public can be called “waterskin” (causing “hatred”), focused on adolescents with their problems and humor “below the belt”. So it seems, remains.

As explained to “Radio Baltika” press Secretary social network “Vkontakte” Eugene Krasnikov, the network does not expect the blocking of a new account the old group. And “Vkontakte”, according to him, fulfilled all the requirements of the court.

Before the Internet Ombudsman Dmitry Marinichev explained that the lock MDK will have a value only after the involvement of the administrators accountable. And Advisor to the President of Russia on the Internet even German Klimenko believes that the restriction of public access may be PR campaign of the leaders of the community.

In September, the newspaper VIEW wrote that a lock of another resource inside the disputed “Vkontakte” – “Children-404”, where she counseled adolescents with different sexual orientation also did not change anything. The same group opened elsewhere.

We also add that on the eve of “Vkontakte” was at the epicenter of yet another scandal. Chief editor of “Novaya Gazeta” Dmitry Muratov suspended his Deputy, Sergei Sokolov, from their positions before the end of performance verification methods of investigative journalism. As explained Muratov, an employee of the “Novaya Gazeta”, performing a task Sokolov, who oversees the theme of children’s suicides, contacted one of the founders of the group “Vkontakte” on this subject.

May 16, “Novaya Gazeta” published an article, which tells the story of a schoolgirl who committed suicide. It turned out that the girl was in closed groups in “Vkontakte”, in which the unknown pushing children to a tragic outcome, zombifying them specific videos, pictures and poems. According to the authors, in Russia from November to April, he committed suicide not less than 130 teenagers, and almost all of them belong to the same groups in social networks.

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