The Ministry of communications did not support the bill on punishment for abuse of power on the Internet
The Ministry of communications sent to the government a negative opinion on the draft law on administrative punishment for insulting the authorities in the Internet, reported the newspaper “Vedomosti” Deputy head of the Ministry Alexey Volin.
He explained that used in the draft terms can be interpreted too broadly, while restrictions on public use of obscene vocabulary is already enshrined in legislation.
According to Deputy Minister, citizens have a constitutional right to freely Express their opinion. “One of the tasks of state authorities — quietly listen to criticism of their work. Not made of sugar”, — said Mr. Wolin.
He added that the Ministry has similar claims to the bill prohibiting the dissemination on the Internet of “false public interest information”, — written in the rules it can be too widely interpreted.
Both of the draft law will be discussed at an expanded meeting of the state Duma Committee on information policy on January 14.
Initiatives have been introduced by the end of 2018. One of the bills prohibits transmission of “false public interest information disseminated under the guise of authentic reports”. The second allows you to block the social networking materials, “expressing indecently clear disrespect for society, state, official state symbols of the Russian Federation, the Constitution of the Russian Federation and the bodies exercising state power in the Russian Federation”. The security Committee has already recommended to support both the draft law.