Valery Fadeyev, head of the Presidential Council for the Development of Civil Society and Human Rights (HRC), believes that it is necessary to analyze the activities of Telegram channels, after which we can think about its legislative regulation, TASS reported on May 5.
Fadeyev explained that now many channels operate on the principle of traditional media, they have structures similar to editorial offices, but the relevant legislation does not apply to them, for them there is no warning system on the part of Roskomnadzor.
On May 3 the Ministry of Information in its comment to RBC stated that Russia should develop norms to regulate blogosphere in general. As noted by the agency, to begin with “it is necessary to establish what is understood by the term “blogger” and what includes their activities”, as well as to determine the controlling body.
The Ministry added that bloggers, as well as any other users of the Internet, “are subject to the general norms of the Russian legislation defining the specifics of the dissemination of information on the Internet, including providing responsibility for the dissemination of prohibited information”.
Meanwhile, Fadeyev noted other initiatives, including blocking Wikipedia and defining Russophobia.