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The new law will block the email and messengers of Russians

A bill has been submitted to the State Duma that allows you to block email addresses and messenger accounts if they are used to disseminate information prohibited in the Russian Federation, TASS reports. Given the unsuccessful experience of the struggle of Roskomnadzor with Telegram and torrent trackers, the initiators of the bill decided to assign the responsibility of blocking … to the services themselves. Within a day after receiving a request from the executive authorities, the “messaging service organizer” will have to block the offending user. Failure is offered to punish with a fine of up to 1 million rubles.

And here we have a question: how does the state plan to identify sources of dissemination of prohibited information? Most messengers use encryption and two-factor authentication, in some messages they can self-delete. Apparently, the authorities are confident that such security measures will not prevent the monitoring of citizens ’correspondence and punishment of those responsible for the“ forbidden ”mailings.

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