Russia about censorship on western social media

The Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs has recently pointed out that the censorship of social networks violates the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, which stipulates that free access to and free dissemination of information are human rights.

Russia about censorship on western social media
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Russia about censorship on western social media

The Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs has recently pointed out that the censorship of social networks violates the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, which stipulates that free access to and free dissemination of information are human rights.

According to the bill, social networks are to be subject to fines if they are censored in Russia, if they are repeated, Internet traffic to these networks is to be slowed down and, if all else fails, they may even be blocked as a last resort in Russia.

Of course, this does not bring happiness in the West, and that is why the Russian Foreign Ministry has now made an official statement.

The Translation of the: statement by the spokesperson of the Russian Foreign Ministry, Maria Zakharova.

"The reaction of some political circles abroad to the draft laws "On Information" and "On Influencing Persons Involved in Violations of Fundamental Human Rights and Freedoms, Rights and Freedoms of Citizens of the Russian Federation" is causing us astonishment.

I would like to remind you that all this is at the stage of discussion, all the adjustments are aimed at introducing a mechanism that would make the media accountable for any form of unjustified discrimination against materials of the Russian media.

Here it is important to remind our Western partners because they are now outraged that Russia is not the first country to develop measures to limit the impact of large Western platforms on content.

Such mechanisms are being developed in the EU area and discussed in other international places.

We are absolutely forced to take this action.

The reason is the continuous series of blocking, deletion of accounts and materials, tagging of Russian content, and downgrading of searches by Western transnational platforms.

I will keep you constantly informed about all these cases during press conferences and in the accounts of our ministry and embassies on social networks.

This is about protecting our media, their intellectual property, and their rights, which is why mechanisms are proposed to hold digital platforms accountable.

Journalists work for six or more months on a documentary film, collect material, act within the law, spend a lot of money, invest their heart and soul, and then the film simply disappears from the digital platform after releasing without any explanation.

How can this be explained? Just by trying to remove the Russian point of view or the point of view of Russian journalists from the Internet, you are not willing to spread another alternative point of view? It does not work like that.

The Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs is involved in the ongoing consultations on these legislative changes, which are aimed at ensuring that our country's international human rights obligations are respected.

We have repeatedly addressed the international community in public and through bilateral channels to our international partners, brought the issue to international conferences, not only expressed our concerns but provided examples of what is happening with Russian content in the digital environment.

We have talked about the fact that sooner or later the time comes when it is impossible to exist in such conditions and that action must be taken. "

We hope that we never get censored by anyone, either if it is Russia or Western social Media. Please comment your thought about this topic.