Roskomnadzor has blocked eight groups in social network “Vkontakte”, which, according to the Department, contained propaganda of suicide. This was reported on the official website of Roskomnadzor in Facebook.
As specified in the report, the office has received information about the 11 private groups in “Vkontakte”, promoting suicide. At the moment eight of them are blocked, and the remaining three sent for analysis to the CPS. According to the latest information, says the Roskomnadzor, the group admins themselves removed them from the prohibited information.
The names of the groups in the Agency are not specified.
Roskomnadzor noted that administrators of several large communities that intentionally pushed subscribers to suicidal behavior, have been identified by the social network users and journalists.
“Because Roskomnadzor does not have the function of operatively-search activity, materials (identification data and screenshots) were transferred to the management “To” MVD of Russia. I am sure that joint work of users, administration of social networks, and Roskomnadzor competent authorities will give a positive result. Such people should be exposed and punished” is given in the message of Roskomnadzor words of the head of Department Alexander Zharov.
16 may in “Novaya Gazeta” published an article about the network of private groups in “Vkontakte”, in which the unknowns predispose children to suicide. According to the newspaper, for six months from November 2015 to April 2016 — suicide to 130 underage users of social networks, which consisted in these groups.
The official representative of Roscomnadzor Vadim Ampelonskiy on Monday, told RBC that the Agency will verify the information provided in the investigation of the newspaper. According to him, experts of Roskomnadzor, prior to the publication of the material met with the chief editor of “Novaya Gazeta” Dmitry Muratov, who gave all the specifics as set out in article content”.
As said Ampelonskiy, Muratov transmitted data are reviewed in Roskomnadzor and Rospotrebnadzor, fighting the propaganda of suicide among minors on the Internet according to the Federal law “On protection of children from information harmful to their health and development”. “In the coming days we will submit it to the registry [blocked under the law “On the protection of children…” sites] the url provided to communities where it determines the existence of illegal information,” — said the representative office.