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08.02.2021
NEW REQUIREMENTS FOR SOCIAL MEDIA OWNERS HAVE BEEN INTRODUCED ON FEBRUARY 1, 2021

A new article appeared in the Law on Information, Information Technologies and Information Protection, which establishes features of posting information in social networks. The mentioned article entrusts owners of social networks with a number of responsibilities to control the content of the social network.

In concerns social networks with a daily traffic of over 500 thousand users located in Russia.
Information subject to blocking includes:
- materials with child pornography;
- information on methods of committing suicide and calls to commit it;
- information on methods of making and using drugs;
- calls for riots, participation in mass (public) events held in violation of the established order;
- certain other types of information.
If such information is revealed, the owner of the social network must immediately take measures to restrict access to it.
Users of blocked information may appeal against such decision.
 

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