The Duma Committee supported the duty of Roscomnadzor to inform the interior Ministry about the calls for suicide in the network


RIA Novosti

MOSCOW, may 18. /TASS/. The profile state Duma Committee on family, women and children recommended the lower house adopt the second reading of the bill, which establishes the obligation of Roskomnadzor during the day to inform the interior Ministry about the discovery of Internet prohibited content, including those associated with the inducement of children to suicide, for further preliminary examination.

The author of the document original by the Vice-speaker of the state Duma Irina Yarovaya, later joined by the deputies of “United Russia” and “Fair Russia”. The initiative is part of a package of draft laws on criminal liability for creation of the so-called group of death at the Internet calling on minors to commit suicide.

The rate of new responsibilities for Roskomnadzor proposed to amend the law “On information, information technologies and protection of information”. As pointed out by the authors in the explanatory note, currently, the law requires the inclusion in the unified register of websites containing information whose dissemination is banned in Russia. In particular, we are talking about sites that promote drug use, suicide, child pornography and so on. Only in 2016, the registry was included 4751 records with restricted information on methods of committing suicide and (or) calls to commit them.

According to the authors, “a need for new effective measures of this information, as soon as the roster there is a new website with the same content.” “It is obvious that, in addition to blocking criminal content, there should be a procedure to promptly identify specific individuals, disseminating criminal information to suppress their activities and accountability,” say the authors.

“The draft makes the obligatory informing a resource of the internal Affairs bodies to react promptly and conduct the necessary procedure of testing activities on the facts of the distribution of prohibited information on the characteristics of criminal acts”, – the authors suggest. They believe that this rule will allow us to stop criminal activity to save the lives of children. The second reading was amended on the duty of Roskomnadzor to notify law enforcement authorities about the discovery in the global network prohibited content during the day.

According to the head of the relevant Committee Tamara Pletneva, “Roskomnadzor will not only block illegal content, but also to inform about it the Ministry of internal Affairs of the Russian Federation”. She is confident that such measures will help to minimize the appearance of undesirable information on the Internet. “We need a blocking criminal content, you need to look at the operator a particular person to prosecute. Prohibited information should be a criminal offence”, – said the Deputy.