Author Topic: Russian Lawmakers Send ‘Fake News’ Bill to Putin for Approval  (Read 116 times)

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Imprisonment for insulting the government and posting anything the government deems as 'fake news'.

Russian lawmakers passed a controversial set of bills that would make it a crime to “disrespect” the state and spread “fake news” on Wednesday, setting the legislation up for President Vladimir Putin’s signature.
The bills amending existing information laws overwhelmingly passed both chambers of Russian parliament in less than two months. Observers and some lawmakers have criticized the legislation for stifling free speech and its vague terminology, which critics say could lead to mass arrests......

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