January 22, 2021 Roskomnadzor reported on how quickly Russian and foreign social networks and video hosting services are removing content calling for going out on the street.
The agency explained that social networks, based on the request of the Prosecutor General’s Office and notifications from Roskomnadzor, are currently continuing to remove content related to calls to participate in illegal mass events.
According to the RCN, the largest amount of banned content was found in TikTok. The moderators of this social network removed 38% of the illegal information from the total amount identified by Roskomnadzor specialists.
Other Internet sites are also under scrutiny. The RCN explained that VKontakte had removed about 50% of the illegal information from the total amount previously detected by the agency. The same level of removal demonstrated video hosting YouTube. But the moderators of Instagram were able to promptly remove only 17% of the banned content.
Roskomnadzor specified that it will continue to monitor the situation with the removal of illegal information in the above-mentioned social networks and services, as well as on other platforms.
RCN experts point out to social networks each specific post that requires blocking or removal, according to art. 15.3 Federal law "On information, information technologies and information security" of 27.07.2006 N 149-FZ. Internet sites must remove or block this information within 24 hours of receiving a notification from the RCN.
January 21 Roskomnadzor sent to several online venues, including TikTok, VKontakte, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube, notices of summons under Article 13.41 CAO RF According to the norms of article 13.41 of the CAO RF, in force since 10.01.2021 (Federal law dated December 30, 2020 № 511-FZ), violation of the order of restricting access to prohibited information by the site owner or an information resource on the Internet leads to an administrative fine on legal entities in the amount from 800 thousand to 4 million rubles. In the case of a repeat offense, the amount of the fine will be increased to one-tenth of the cumulative amount of annual revenue.
Publication update for January 23 : Roskomnadzor reported that the agency was able to minimize the appearance on social media of prohibited calls for minors to participate in illegal mass events. On Saturday, 89% of all such messages were removed from Internet sites out of the total number of messages detected earlier by the RCN staff. The most massively they appeared in TikTok and "Vkontakte", where moderators removed 93% and 87% of illegal publications, respectively.