Amendments were made to the State Duma on the operation of online services with ads
Deputy Anton Gorelkin submitted amendments to the law “On Information” to the State Duma, regulating the operation of online services for posting ads. The parliamentarian announced this on his Telegram channel on Friday, June 10.
Gorelkin noted that now the activity of such online services, which are also called classifieds, is in a gray zone. According to him, the legislation does not spell out the obligations of the owners of such resources, although in terms of the number of users, some of them exceed the audience of many social networks, media and other information portals.
“Classifieds accumulate a huge amount of data from Russian citizens, and the fact that the owners of many large online ad sites are located abroad is of particular concern,” the deputy said. He added that he considers it necessary to legally limit the share of ownership of classifieds by foreigners to no more than 20 percent.
In addition, according to the amendments, the owners of online resources with ads will be required to prevent the use of services for illegal purposes and the dissemination of defamatory information, post an email address for sending legally significant messages, and also establish a single audience meter. “In addition, the Government of the Russian Federation will have the right to establish individual cases and the procedure for integrating and interacting online ad services with the ESIA and the Gosuslugi portal,” Gorelkin emphasized.
The deputy specified that services with a monthly audience of more than 10 million Russian users will be regulated.
Earlier, Gorelkin asked Roskomnadzor to check the website and the Telegram bot, in his opinion, inciting citizens to discredit the Russian army. He expressed confidence that such a bot is aimed primarily at teenagers.