For refusing to stop spreading the lies will be deprived of liberty

For refusing to stop spreading the lies will be deprived of liberty

If the court decided that the information is unlawful or inaccurate, but the citizen continues to spread, it will face large fines.


For the worst offenders enter the criminal penalties — you can get a year in prison.

“In the age of information technology the spread of certain information, particularly sensitive for our citizens, or legal entities, can cause damage is comparable and even greater than the damage directly to the material,” — said the first Deputy Chairman of Committee on development of civil society Dmitry Vyatkin. He recalled that the dignity of the person protected by the state.

However, achieving through the courts for the recognition of information about themselves false and defamatory, the citizen is still faced with the fact that information continues to spread.

All I can do bailiffs — to issue very few people frightening fines of up to 2.5 thousand rubles.

As stated Vyatkin, decisions which are required to delete or not distribute certain information, often not enforced. The same situation is with the requirement to publish a retraction. As a result, the distribution of the discrediting information “is used for personal accounts to Express personal animosity, in a business conflict into political struggle.”

First offender, spreading such information, to be applied by the administrative code. The penalty for citizens will make from 5 thousand to 20 thousand roubles; for officials — from 10 thousand to 50 thousand rubles; on legal entities — from 50 thousand to 200 thousand rubles. For repeated failure to stop the spread penalties are increased and may be assigned administrative detention to 15 days, or compulsory work up to 200 hours.

If within one year on the same trial as all the administrative measures are exhausted, will have a new article of the criminal code, said another author of the amendments Sergei Boyarsky.

The maximum penalty for individuals — up to 1 year imprisonment, and for officials — up to 2 years, said the MP.