In Russia, 60 criminal cases were opened for fakes about the fight against COVD-19

The TFR is investigating 60 criminal cases on fakes about measures to combat the spread of coronavirus incited for fake reports on measures to combat the spread of COVD-19. This was stated by the head of the department Alexander Bastrykin at the conference “The role of law in ensuring human well-being,” RIA Novosti reports.

According to him, investigators are working in a pandemic that creates new problems. Out of 60 cases, 34 investigations have already been completed, the head of the ICR noted.

Roskomnadzor has blocked or deleted 3516 Internet pages with fakes about COVID-19 since the beginning of 2021. For such offenses, liability is provided up to criminal. The law on imprisonment for up to five years for the dissemination of knowingly false information about the coronavirus, which led to serious consequences, was signed on April 1, 2021.