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Thursday, January 19, 2017

Chaika stated the need for prior censorship of social networks and instant messengers

Russian Prosecutor General Yuri Chaika has supported the Senator from the Omsk region Elena Mizulina in her desire to oblige ISPs to censor closed groups in social networks and messengers to prevent harm to the psyche of teenagers.

photo: Natalia Gubernatorova

Yuri Chaika

Mizulina, according to RIA “news” shared information “safe Internet League”, according to which the alleged there are a number of closed groups, in which Teens “brainwashed”, bowing to the murder of police officers. Such actions, according to the organizers of the groups that cited Mizulina, “be heroic”.

According to the Senator, it is necessary to impose prior censorship on the key words to posts such calls, in principle, could not be published. The politician argues that such a system exists in the United States.

The attorney General said his office “certainly” willing to support the initiative, and now is forced to only work “through the possibilities of operational services, particularly the FSB. He appealed to the business that could provide appropriate technical solutions.

Read how censorship in Moscow banned Pushkin, and Oblomov.

Recall that the attention to the closed group “Vkontakte” was attracted by an article in “Novaya Gazeta” about the “Groups of death”, where it was argued that, through them, pushing Teens to suicide. The article caused a great response, however, did not become aware of the initiation of any criminal cases.

Earlier Mizulina in connection with one of figurants of this article – certain”, Eva Reich”, which was barely 14 years old, proposed to lower the age of criminal responsibility and to put children for incitement to suicide.

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