In the state Duma introduced a bill restricting the work of messengers in Russia. Under the bill, the messengers will be required to sign contracts with the Russian mobile operators and to cooperate with Roskomnadzor, reports the website of the «Vedomosti».
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.
According to the source «Vedomosti», the bill comes from the presidential administration that wants to limit the communication by messengers «due to the difficult geopolitical situation».