Re: Russia Criminalizes...News Which 'Disrespects' The GovernmentFrom: email@example.com
Mar 20 2019 01:28:08
On 2019-03-19, JAB <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
Russia Criminalizes The Spread Of Online News Which 'Disrespects' The
Russian President Vladimir Putin has signed a new law which will allow
the punishment of individuals and online media for spreading what
Russia calls "fake news" and information which "disrespects" the
The new rules allow prosecutors to direct complaints about material
considered insulting to Russian officials to the government, which can
then block websites publishing the information. Publications that
repeatedly spread "unreliable" information which undermines social
order, may face fines of up to $23,000, and repeat offenders could
spend time in jail, according to The Washington Post.
That is a move straight out of the Dictator's Handbook.