The Prosecutor General’s office and the Ministry of communications did not support the bill on fake news
Moscow. 14 Jan. INTERFAX.RU — the Prosecutor General’s office does not support the bills on fake news and responsibility for disrespectful statements online to the representatives and symbols of power, said Deputy head of the legal Department of the Prosecutor General of the Russian Federation Ekaterina Artamonova.
“From our point of view, the wording of these bills, they certainly are of a technical nature, and decision-making will be impossible without the linguistic expertise that will take time,” said Artamonov at the enlarged meeting of the state Duma Committee on information policy, Informtechnologia and communications on Monday.
NewsKlishas saw the risk of abuse of laws on fake news and insulting the authorities
In addition, she continued, there is a lack of adequate criteria for the implementation of extrajudicial blocking of sites. “I’m talking about both bills,” — said the representative of the Prosecutor General. This, she said, “it can also result, from our point of view, unreasonable restriction of the constitutional rights of citizens to the free flow of information”.
All this did not allow to conclude about the possibility to support the bills in their current form, said the representative of the Prosecutor General.
Artamonov has noticed that does not deny the importance of the development of such mechanisms. But, she said, from the point of view of the Prosecutor General, should be “more balanced approach to training, revision of these laws in order to provide a reasonable balance and protect the constitutional rights of citizens, and at the same time not to allow such kind of content-information on the Internet”.