Russia Policies Affecting Disinformation

From ADTAC Disinformation Inventory


In 2019 Russian lawmakers passed a bill that punishes online media organizations and journalists for spreading "fake news". This bill includes punishment for disrespecting authorities, such as President Vladimir Putin.[1]

The spreading of banned information is punishable by fines and administrative detention. Russian media outlets have been critical of anti-disinformation legislation, which they view as overly restrictive.[2]

During COVID-19 Russia approved fines of $25,000 as well as prison terms of up to fives years for individuals found to be spreading false information.[3]

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