Kremlin has no plans on regulating social networks in Russia due to events in Kazakhstan – Society & Culture

Moscow, January 10. Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov told reporters on Monday that at the moment, there are no initiatives from the Kremlin on the regulation of social networks in Russia.

“Currently there is no such thing,” he said in response to a question about whether the administration of the Russian President against the background of the events in Kazakhstan might introduce initiatives to regulate the activity of social networks in the country.

“It is clear that social networks bear the same amount of evil as good,” the Kremlin official noted. “The task is to take measures to curb this evil. This is not a new story, it is very old, and simply confirmed again during the recent events in Kazakhstan,” Putin’s press secretary said.

In general, speaking about ensuring security, especially in the Russian regions bordering Kazakhstan, the spokesman stressed that “both the commander-in-chief and the special services always take special measures against the background of similar events in order to protect against the penetration of a terrorist threat.”

During Monday’s CSTO summit on the situation in Kazakhstan, Russian President Vladimir Putin noted that “through online communications and social networks, attempts continue to involve citizens in protest rallies, which have also become a harbinger of a terrorist attack.” The Russian leader noted that the experience of recent events in Kazakhstan confirms that “certain forces are not above the use of cyberspace and social networks to recruit extremists and terrorists, and to create militant sleeper cells.”

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