Russian Public Movement Seeks ‘Anti-Troll’ Police, Fines For Fake Accounts – 11 April 2015

RT logoA Russian public movement has addressed the Interior Minister and lawmakers with a request to set up a special cyber-police unit that would prosecute internet users for threats, insults or creating fake accounts.

The group is named “For Security” and its leader, Dmitry Kurdesov, has told the popular Russian daily Izvestia that he is seeking not only a dedicated police force that would fight “internet trolls” but also a legislative basis that would allow punishment for online misbehavior.

In particular, activists want to introduce a new article to the Administrative Code that would order fines of 500 to 2,000 rubles ($10-$40) for creating a social network account under another person’s name.

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