Putin signed decree on prohibition of anonymity on the Internet

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Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a decree against anonymity on the Internet and on regulating of “media-like services”.

It follows from the “Strategy for the Development of the Information Society in the Russian Federation for 2017-2030”, published on the Kremlin’s website.

Within 6 months the government will have to deal with the regulation of services similar to traditional media. These are news aggregators, social networks, online TV, messengers, and also “Internet sites.”

According to the decree, such measures are necessary for “the formation of an information space in Russia that takes into account the needs of citizens and society in obtaining high-quality and reliable information.”

In addition, the text of the document proposes to take measures that exclude the anonymity of Internet users and their “impunity”. It is also planned to create a special system that guarantees “personal safety of users and confidentiality of their information.”

Source: Rosbalt