State Duma MPs call on IT companies to comply with Russian laws
MOSCOW, March 17 (RAPSI) — The State Duma Commission on the Investigation of Foreign Interference in Russia's Internal Affairs has taken a decision to urge the management of social networks TikTok, Facebook, Twitter, and Google corporation to undertake measures aimed at prevention of violations of Russian laws involving their platforms, according to Chair of the Committee on Security and Corruption Control of the lower house of Russia’s Parliament Vasily Piskarev.
Earlier, at the request of the Prosecutor General's Office, the Russian media watchdog Roskomnadzor restricted access to 1,600 Internet websites used as the media to disseminate calls for illegal actions. At the same time, Piskarev noted, by March 10, 3,168 posts containing prohibited information remained on Twitter, among them 2,569 urging minors to commit suicide, 450 publications containing child pornography, and 149 demonstrating information on use of drugs.
One can confidently note the fact that these website are out of control, they demonstratively and maliciously ignore Russian laws, the lawmaker observed.
In addition, the Commission backed legislative fixation of the obligation of foreign platforms to establish official representations on the territory of Russia in order to ensure that citizens could protect their rights at the location of the defendant, that is within jurisdiction of Russia.