Putin signs bills outlawing ’fake news’

Putin signs bills outlawing ’fake news’

Russian President Putin signed laws punishing online media and individuals for spreading ’fake news’ or material that disrespects Russian officials. Publications found guilty of spreading ’unreliable socially significant information’ may face fines of as much as $23,000 while individuals may also face fines and up to 15 days in jail.

KCooper
KCooper
Bennington
Bennington 1 year

well I hate fake news as much as the next guy but this seems made to be abused

Jarret Durst
Jarret Durst 1 year

The silence of ‘fake news’ is great, but putting in a law that says fake news is illegal is not a good thing. Now Russian Government has the ability to abuse this law and silence anybody that disagrees with them and is categorized as ‘fake news’. They are basically killing what free speech the people had. Also, MT, I don’t think Trump would want this. He is a celebrity, and I’m sure has dealt with ‘fake news’ about him for most of his life. I don’t believe he has ever called for the silence of these people. I might be wrong, but I haven’t seen it.

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