Yandex and Google may equate media law

In the state Duma introduced amendments to the law “On information, information technologies and about information protection” and the Code of administrative offences of the Russian Federation, which can radically change the rules of news aggregators like Google. About it reported the edition “Kommersant” and is supported by the information in the database of the State Duma.
Yandex and Google may equate media law
As part of these legislative changes, the concept of “news aggregator” for proctoru with attendance of more than 1 million users per day. Such news aggregators, in fact, equated to the media. In some cases, the responsibility becomes even more than the media. So, the aggregator will be responsible for the publication, even if it is reprinted verbatim, whereas for the media in this case, the responsibility of the author notes. News aggregators be required “to verify the accuracy of disseminated public information”.
The amendments also provide for extrajudicial measures against the dissemination of inaccurate Informatii. Roskomnadzor may demand to remove false information and, if the requirement is not satisfied, the aggregator can receive a fine of up to 00 thousand rubles for individuals up to 5 million rubles for legal entities.
According to the source “Kommersant” in the state Duma, the new legal regime may involve about 30 large companies, including Yandex”, Mail.ru, Google, Rambler, Vkontakte, Facebook and Twitter.

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