The head of the Ministry of communications and mass communications of the Russian Federation Nikolai Nikiforov said that he supports the bill, limiting the work in Russia of messengers, believing this is necessary for reasons of security and to combat terrorism, according to «Medusa».
«Obviously, States with the growth of the Internet to introduce some form of regulation. Internet freedom does not mean impunity and lawlessness» — quoted Nikiforova jellyfish.
Under the bill, the messengers will be required to sign contracts with the Russian mobile operators and to cooperate with Roskomnadzora.
We are talking about such popular instant messengers like WhatsApp, Viber and others, however, as it became known to Vedomosti, the list may include also social network.
The bill proposes to compel the company to identify the user and to limit «unsolicited sending of bulk messages and information disseminated in violation of the law.» Otherwise, the messenger traffic is blocked.