14:20 Senators have also adopted the bills regarding the "apparent contempt" for power on the internet. 145 senators who attended the meeting voted "in favor", three were against, four abstained.
The Federation Council adopted a package of bills, introducing fines for the distribution of "fake news", the broadcast was carried out on the upper room website. The amendments supported 149 senators, three were against and many abstained.
According to the document, the Roskomnadzor will ask the editors to remove inappropriate material and if the publication does not immediately "respond" to the notification of the supervisory authority, it will be fined: citizens up to 100 thousand rubles, officials up to 200 thousand rubles, legal entities – up to 500 thousand rubles.
If the spread of "fake news" has led to a person's death or damage to health, the fine increases – up to 400 thousand rubles for citizens and up to 1.5 million rubles for legal persons. On the eve of the Presidential Human Rights Council, it was noted that such a fine can be disastrous for most Russian publications.
Remember that both accounts were submitted in December by a group of parliamentarians led by Senator Klishas, who were adopted at the last reading on 7 March. For insulting the authorities, a fine of up to 100,000 rubles is expected, and a repeated violation threatens to be detained for up to 15 days.