Sands: a formalistic approach to the punishment for inappropriate repost
MOSCOW, 5 Jul — RIA Novosti. In the Kremlin consider inappropriate formalistic approach to the subject of punishment for reposts of information of extremist nature, the question should be regulated, told reporters on Thursday, press Secretary of the President Dmitry Peskov.
“Ask the President on this subject, he said that this legalistic approach is inappropriate when it becomes excessive. So, of course, the question needs to be adjusted. This does not mean that it is necessary to promote dissemination of some kind of extremist and other illegal content, but of course you need to protect citizens from some cases that are not even funny, but very resonant. So definitely this topic is, but we need a very careful approach to strike a balance,” — said Peskov.
At the end of June deputies of the state Duma Alexey Zhuravlev and Sergei Shargunov brought in the state Duma a package of bills that exclude criminal liability for reposts on the Internet.
The purpose of the bill is to “establish a fair liability for the acts of minor degree of public danger and because they can not considered a criminal offense, for example, “repost” posts and news in social networks and other resources” of the Internet, the authors of the initiative.
The head of the Duma Committee on state construction and legislation Pavel Krasheninnikov said that the Committee will not support the current wording of the draft on the exclusion of criminal liability for reposts on the Internet.
The Deputy Director of Department of state policy in the field of mass media Ministry of communications Arseniy Nedyak said on Wednesday that the Ministry digital development, communications and mass communications of the Russian Federation supported the draft on the exclusion of criminal liability for reposts on the Internet.