Russia bans fake news dissemination

Russia bans fake news dissemination

Agency News

Moscow, Mar 7 : The Russian Lower House passed on Thursday a law prohibiting dissemination of fake information.

The law prohibits spreading fake information that threatens human life and health and may disrupt social order or public security, Russian news agency Sptunik reported.

According to the law, prosecution now can address the telecommunications watchdog, Roskomnadzor, requesting to take measures to limit access to a digital news outlet that has published a piece of fake news.

A fine for breaching the law may reach nearly $6,000 for individuals, $14,000 for public officials and $23,000 for legal entities.