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Roskomnadzor – the federal agency of IT and Mass Communication in Russia for the first time published a list of resources on which fake news is regularly published under the guise of reliable messages. It includes groups in social networks of two large network media (RBC with 700+ thousand users and Lenta.ru with 130+ thousand), several large publics (Mash, Lentach and MDK with 11 million subscribers), regional groups and accounts individuals. But the list is open, those who fall into it are still threatened with blockages and large fines – and, as it turned out, undeserved reputation damage.

The law on countering the spread of fakes, adopted at the beginning of the year, caused a lot of fears and questions. By publishing the list, Roskomnadzor demonstrates that it intends to use it exactly as the authorities promised – to deal with dangerous rumours.

  • The law does not apply to traditional media – print, television and radio – and news aggregators. In addition, reposts were removed from under it.
  • Internet media can “immediately” delete a false message after notifying Roskomnadzor without blocking, regular Internet resources, user accounts and blogs should be blocked “immediately”.
  • For the distribution of fakes, citizens face a fine of 30,000(up to USD 500) to 100,000(up to USD 1500) rubles, for repeated violation – from 100,000 (USD 1500) to 300,000(USD 4500) rubles. If this resulted in “death of a person, harm to human health or property, mass violation of public order”, citizens may be fined 300-400 thousand rubles(between USD 4500 to USD 6500), legal entities – from 1 million to 1.5 million rubles.

The list published by Roskomnadzor included 27 resources – all of them are listed below:

Title Area Number of violations Page type Description of Prohibited Information
Overheard Dzerzhinsk In contact with 34 (4 posts, 30 comments) community Unreliable reports of an emergency in the territory of the State Research Institute “Crystal” in the city of Dzerzhinsk, Nizhny Novgorod Region 06/01/2019
Penza live In contact with 12 (4 posts, 8 comments) community Unreliable reports of riots in a. Suitcase of the Penza region
Postnews In contact with 11 (11 comments) community Unreliable reports of an emergency on the territory of the State Research Institute “Crystal” in the city of Dzerzhinsk, Nizhny Novgorod Region 06/01/2019

Invalid messages about the situation in the city of Tulun, Irkutsk Region

Invalid information about the progress of the fire at the ammunition depot in the Achinsky district of the Krasnoyarsk Territory

Accident and emergency Dzerzhinsk In contact with 9 (9 comments) community Unreliable reports of an emergency in the territory of the State Research Institute “Crystal” in the city of Dzerzhinsk, Nizhny Novgorod Region 06/01/2019
Overheard Bratsk In contact with 8 (8 comments) community Unreliable reports about the situation in Tulun, Irkutsk region
I live in Irkutsk In contact with 7 (7 comments) community Unreliable reports about the situation in Tulun, Irkutsk region
Nizhny Novgorod In contact with 7 (1 post, 6 comments) community Unreliable reports of an emergency in the territory of the State Research Institute “Crystal” in the city of Dzerzhinsk, Nizhny Novgorod Region 06/01/2019
Mash | Mash In contact with 7 (1 post, 6 comments) community Unreliable reports of an emergency in the territory of the State Research Institute “Crystal” in the city of Dzerzhinsk, Nizhny Novgorod Region 06/01/2019
Typical Dzerzhinsk In contact with 6 (6 comments) community Unreliable reports of an emergency in the territory of the State Research Institute “Crystal” in the city of Dzerzhinsk, Nizhny Novgorod Region 06/01/2019
Overheard in Nizhneudinsk In contact with 3 (3 comments) community Unreliable reports about the situation in Tulun, Irkutsk region
Ribbon In contact with 3 (1 post, 2 comments) community Unreliable reports of an emergency on the territory of the State Research Institute “Crystal” in the city of Dzerzhinsk, Nizhny Novgorod Region 06/01/2019

Invalid messages about the situation in the city of Tulun, Irkutsk Region

Newspaper.Ru In contact with 3 (2 posts, 1 comment) community Unreliable reports of an emergency in the territory of the State Research Institute “Crystal” in the city of Dzerzhinsk, Nizhny Novgorod Region 06/01/2019
Alexander Volodin My world 3 (3 videos) account Unreliable reports of an emergency in the territory of the State Research Institute “Crystal” in the city of Dzerzhinsk, Nizhny Novgorod Region 06/01/2019
MDK In contact with 3 (2 posts, 1 comment) community Unreliable reports of an emergency in the territory of the State Research Institute “Crystal” in the city of Dzerzhinsk, Nizhny Novgorod Region 06/01/2019
KRIKNEWS YouTube 3 (1 video, 2 comments) channel Unreliable reports about the situation in Tulun, Irkutsk region
Bright tv YouTube 2 (2 videos) channel Invalid reports of a revolution in the Russian Federation on August 31, 2019
Yuri Plavsky Facebook 2 (2 posts) account Unreliable information on the progress of the fire at the ammunition depot in the territory of the Achinsky district of the Krasnoyarsk Territory
Eduard Volkov In contact with 2 (2 videos) account Invalid reports of a revolution in the Russian Federation on August 31, 2019
Typical Car Factory | Nizhny Novgorod In contact with 2 (2 comments) community Unreliable reports of an emergency in the territory of the State Research Institute “Crystal” in the city of Dzerzhinsk, Nizhny Novgorod Region 06/01/2019
RBC In contact with 2 (2 comments) community Unreliable reports of an emergency in the territory of the State Research Institute “Crystal” in the city of Dzerzhinsk, Nizhny Novgorod Region 06/01/2019
Pavel Palekhov In contact with 2 (1 post, 1 comment) account Unreliable reports about the situation in Tulun, Irkutsk region
We live in Siberia | Irkutsk In contact with 2 (2 comments) community Unreliable reports about the situation in Tulun, Irkutsk region
Dzerzhinsk – “52 Total News” In contact with 2 (1 post, 1 comment) community Unreliable reports of an emergency in the territory of the State Research Institute “Crystal” in the city of Dzerzhinsk, Nizhny Novgorod Region 06/01/2019
LaRa Ya My world 2 (2 videos) account Unreliable reports of an emergency in the territory of the State Research Institute “Crystal” in the city of Dzerzhinsk, Nizhny Novgorod Region 06/01/2019
4ch inc. In contact with 2 (2 comments) community Unreliable reports of an emergency in the territory of the State Research Institute “Crystal” in the city of Dzerzhinsk, Nizhny Novgorod Region 06/01/2019
Cont.ws Internet resource 2 (2 publications) Invalid reports of a revolution in the Russian Federation on August 31, 2019

Text designated as a quote from the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights

sobytiya.info Internet resource 2 (2 publications) Information on the “destruction” of the transport passage through the Kerch Strait

Source: https://rkn.gov.ru/mass-communications/p1104/

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