Vladimir Putin has revealed the greatest enemy of democracy. A harsh warning to people. What are the penalties for those who do not follow these rules? Kremlin leader announced the solemn declaration.
Vladimir Putin has revealed the greatest enemy of democracy
Russian President Vladimir Putin criticized the growing influence of social media companies in the United States and said that their influence on society is now putting them in competition with elected governments Wednesday at the World Economic Forum’s “Davos Agenda” summit.
The Russian president did not mention the protests in his speech. Among the main topics of discussion, such as his recent phone call with President Joe Biden, global economic inequality and the coronavirus pandemic, the Kremlin leader spoke of how the social and economic problems facing the world could lead to divisions and the public. Dissatisfaction. According to him, large technology companies have been a particular challenge to “legitimate democratic institutions” over the next decade, he said.
“The tech giants have played an increasingly important role in society as a whole. In some areas they compete with states. Here is the question, how does this monopoly relate to the public interest?” What is the difference between successful global business, desirable services, and big data standardization in terms of company management efforts? […] By replacing legitimate democratic institutions, by restricting people’s natural right to decide how to live and any viewpoint to express freely on the other hand? Vladimir Putin announced, according to the publication. time.
What fines are faced by those who do not follow the rules
Vladimir Putin referred to the Capitol incident, which was followed by the ban on Donald Trump on social media networks, Facebook and Twitter. His comments reached an ironic tone, as Putin tried to massively restrict content on social media at home. In late December, the Kremlin passed laws allowing the federal Rozkomnadzor Service to block all or part of online resources restricting important public information in Russia, including foreign social media.
The laws also impose stiffer fines on suppliers and website owners who refuse to remove information that is banned in Russia. Penalties for repeated refusals to remove blocked content will amount to between 10-20 percent of the company’s revenue, which means tech giants like YouTube and Facebook could, in theory, be fined millions or even billions of dollars.
Ahead of the Saturday protests, Roskomnadzor demanded that social media platforms remove the posts publishing rallies. According to a report by Roskomnadzor, TikTok removed 38% of its content with protest videos on Saturday, while YouTube and Russian social media site VKontakte removed half of their content, requiring minors to join the rallies and Instagram is owned by Facebook%.