Vice-speaker of the state Duma: the limitation act will affect not registered as a foreign agent of social networks, and media content


MOSCOW, November 10. /TASS/. Amendments to the law on NGOs – foreign agents suggest measures in respect of media content in social networks but are not themselves social networks. On Friday on air of TV channel “Rain” said the Vice-speaker of the state Duma Pyotr Tolstoy.

“[The Deputy speaker of the state Duma, the head of the faction “United Russia”] Sergei Ivanovich Neverov mean [social media] as a means of delivery. We can see the story [of the broadcaster] CNN on the TV through their website and in social media. In this sense, these restrictions relate to the content, they do not relate to the means of distribution is social media, no one in any way is not going to hurt”, he said.

As explained by Tolstoy recognized by noagenda media will have to place the appropriate caption on their pages in social networks. Vice-speaker of the state Duma noted that such a requirement is similar to measures applicable in the USA.

Earlier Neverov said after the meeting in the state Duma on the elaboration of measures in response to US actions in relation to the Russian media that the law on NGOs – foreign agents can be added not only close to foreign media, and foreign social networks.

The U.S. justice Department demanded that the American branch of Russian TV company RT until November 13 to register as a foreign agent. This TV company reported Thursday on its website. Director General of RT, Alexey Nikolov at a meeting of the interim Commission of the Federation Council’s information policy and interaction with the media indicated that the channel is not pleaded noagenda. The chief editor of RT Margarita Simonyan said later that the guide channel was forced to agree to the registration ieagent, because otherwise the company will not be able to work in the United States, as the leader of its representative offices and accounts can be arrested.

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