Putin signed into law Russia's ‘fake news’ and ‘Internet insults’ bans

Putin signed into law Russia's ‘fake news’ and ‘Internet insults’ bans
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  • calendar-gray 18 March 2019

Vladimir Putin has signed two controversial new laws, despite widespread public controversy, APAreports citing Meduza.

The legislation penalizes Internet users and online media for publishing “unreliable” information of social significance or spreading “obscene” criticisms of the Russian government, its symbols, or some of its members.

 

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