Today 149 senators of the Federation Council voted for the law on the publication of fake news.Only 3 voted against, 4 senators abstained, which reported "Kommersant." According to the new rules, individuals should be fined up to 100 thousand rubles for publishing untruthful information, officials – up to 200 thousand rubles, and legal entities – up to 500 thousand rubles.
If the fined person repeatedly violates this law or with its publication creates an obstacle to the operation of life support facilities, industrial facilities, banks and other institutions, the amount of the fine may reach 1 million rubles, or up to 1.5 million rubles in special cases.
Before the law was passed, RF committees repeatedly raised the issue of fake news publications. And only committee member Lyudmila Narusova criticized the bill. According to her, it is the government itself that creates and disseminates fake news without any responsibility for its actions. The Presidential Council for Human Rights was also against the adoption of the law.
The Federation Council also approved a law to punish insulting the state, society and state symbols. Violators of this law should be fined from 1, 000 to 5, 000 rubles or subjected to administrative arrest for 15 days.
The laws on disrespect for authority and the publication of fake news were drafted by Andrei Klishas, head of the Federation Council Committee on Constitutional Legislation, Senator Lyudmila Bokova, and State Duma deputy Dmitry Vyatkin.
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