A new bill aimed at restricting the “attempts of Russia and China control the Internet,” presented Thursday in the house of representatives of the Congress of the United States.
The document, posted on the website of one of its co-sponsors — congressmen-Democrat Eliot Engel, provides for the establishment of the post of US Ambassador to cyberspace, which “will lead the efforts of the state Department in the field of CyberTipline”.
In addition, the project involves “the development of an international cyberspace policy that would promote democratic principles and rejected the attempts of Russia and China (to install) a more severe control over the Internet”.
In the case of the bill, the Department of state will be obliged to “enable ratings on Internet freedom in its annual reports on human rights in the world.”
The company Facebook has previously stated that during the presidential election campaign in the United States, Russian boats were buying advertising in this social network to influence the outcome of the race. Press Secretary of the President of Russia Dmitry Peskov said that Moscow has nothing to do with it.
In the U.S. Congress now under investigation over alleged intervention of the Russian Federation in the United States presidential election, won by Donald trump. While the American media regularly reports, generally citing unnamed sources, the contacts of the members of the electoral headquarters of the trump with Russian officials and businessmen. Russia has repeatedly denied accusations of attempts to influence U.S. elections, but the press Secretary of the President Dmitry Peskov called them “completely unfounded”.