In Russia, over time, the degree of regulation of the Internet will only increase. This was announced on Thursday, April 8, by the chairman of the Presidential Council for the Development of Civil Society and Human Rights (HRC) Valery Fadeev.
“As for the general direction, as it may be not unpleasant for someone to hear, I think that the degree of regulation of the Internet will increase. And not because someone is tightening the screws, ”he said.
Fadeev decided to draw a parallel with cars. According to him, when they first appeared in the world, there were no traffic rules, signs and traffic lights, and people drove as they wanted. The head of the HRC pointed out that with the increase in the number of cars, rules began to appear. In his opinion, the situation with the Internet is the same.
On February 1, a law came into force, according to which social networks are obliged to block so-called inappropriate content posted by users, as well as materials containing mat.
Illegal materials include materials containing information on the preparation and use of drugs and disrespect for the authorities and the state, calls for riots and suicide, child pornography.
On May 1, 2019, Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a law to ensure the sustainable operation of the Russian segment of the Internet in the event of disconnection from the global infrastructure.
The document, in particular, provided for the creation of a monitoring and control center for a public communications network under Roskomnadzor. The structure will ensure the availability of communication services in Russia in any “extraordinary” situations.
On June 20, during the “direct line”, the head of state spoke about the law on a sustainable Internet. Putin noted that the law is not aimed at restrictions, its main task is to ensure the smooth operation of the Network. On November 1, the law came into force.