MOSCOW, September 4 (RAPSI) – Russia’s communications regulator, Roskomnadzor, has noted a decrease in the amount of content on suicide across foreign social networks with sizable Russian segments, the watchdog’s statement reads on Monday.
According to the regulator, the number of links to content on suicide decreased by 31% in comparison to June’s numbers. Overall, from February till July of 2017 the number dropped by 51%.
Roskomnadzor, along with Russia’s consumer rights watchdog (Rospotrebnadzor), the scientific community and administrators of social networks have developed a methodology of detecting suicide-related content across the said networks.
As the statement made by the Roskomnadzor reads, each day specialists block over 150 communities related to suicides.