Putin has been a no nonsense nation builder
He has brought back Russia from the brink of ruin in just 10 to 12 years
He has now realised that press is getting out of bounds. so he has championed this law that will control #presstitutes
All respect to Putin for this excellent move !!
Yes this may lead to some censorship. but the so called #free press has become FREE TO PURCHASE and free to sell to the highest bidder
Russian MPs vote to punish media for ‘fake news’
Russian officials will be able to fine or block online media outlets for publishing news they deem “fake”, under a law approved by lawmakers Wednesday.
Here are the excerpts from news papaers
Russia’s lower house of parliament, which is overwhelmingly dominated by the pro-Kremlin United Russia party, voted in favour of the bill in the key second of three readings.
The law would allow prosecutors to decide what amounts to “fake news” and gives a media watchdog the power to demand an outlet delete the information.
Websites that fail to comply would be blocked.
Fines could reach 1.5 million rubles (over $22,700) if the infraction leads to grave consequences like death or rioting.
Fake news disseminated via the internet can “lead to mass unrest” and undermine state security, the bill’s authors say.
Lawmakers in Russia first began to speak of the need for such a law after a blast on New Year’s Eve killed dozens in the industrial city of Magnitogorsk.
Several versions of the story appeared, with officials saying it was a gas explosion but some independent media suggesting it was a terror attack.
The Islamic State group claimed the alleged attack two weeks after it occurred, leading to public confusion. …….."
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