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Russia: Online Media Exempt From Comments Responsibility

Categories: Eastern & Central Europe, Russia, Breaking News, Freedom of Speech, Technology, RuNet Echo

Russian Supreme Court finally approved the decision concerning responsibility of online news media for the comments published on their forums, lenta.ru reported [1] [RUS]. The court exempt the news websites from any responsibility for comments left by the users. However, Roskomnadzor [2] [RUS], Internet regulatory body, has the authority to oblige site owners to delete or edit comments.