The Federation Council ordered Russian social networks to block illegal gambling content
At a meeting of representatives of the Federation Council of the Russian Federation, parliamentarians approved the concept of "social network" and obliged the owners of such sites to conduct independent monitoring and blocking content prohibited by law. This rule will come into force on February 1, 2021.
Now a social network is an Internet resource that distributes information through the creation of personal pages by users. The total number of users of such a resource should exceed 500,000 people per day. A special department of Roskomnadzor will maintain a register of social networks.
The document states that social networks will have to analyze all emerging information in order to block illegal content posted on it. By this they mean information prohibited for distribution in Russia, including advertising campaigns to popularize and promote illegal gambling.
According to the authors of the bill, the current situation in the illegal gambling market can be corrected only by adopting appropriate amendments to the current legislative base. Earlier, Roskomnadzor launched a campaign to counter offshore gambling operators by banning advertising of illegal gambling.
It is worth noting that on December 23, the State Duma of the Russian Federation adopted a document on the creation of a single gambling business regulator in Russia. The body will be called the Unified Gambling Regulator. His duties will include monitoring the entire volume of transactions in the field of gambling. The Ministry of Finance will monitor the work of the department.
Recall that the gambling zone in Crimeawill be built in 2021.