MOSCOW, December 21 (RAPSI) – The State Duma Committee on Information Policy on Monday supported amendments to a bill on the social networks’ obligations to moderate banned information.

Authors of the initiative propose to oblige moderators to delete child pornography, calls for suicide and extremism, articles on drug producing and ads of alcohol distance sale. 

If the amendments are adopted, social media platforms must immediately restrict access to the prohibited information. If social networks fail to do it, corresponding information must be forwarded to the Russian communications agency Roskomnadzor. The watchdog then is to decide on the blocking of content.

The bill which is to be amended was considered by the State Duma in the first reading yet in 2018 but later was put on hold.