State Duma intends to introduce a total filtering of Internet traffic in Russia




The State Duma before the end of the year, approved an amendment providing for the introduction of mandatory filtering of Internet content at the level of providers. Experts believe that the introduction of this system will cost operators, will significantly reduce the communication speed and hit the online business.


According to ” Gazeta “, the State Duma before the end of calendar year may approve amendments to the laws” On protection of children from information harmful to their health and development “and” On Communications “. According to informed sources, it is the introduction of a previously proposed executive director of the League of Safer Internet (STI) Denis Davydov mechanism mandatory filtering of Internet content operators.

In other words, we are talking about the use of special software, which will run on the volume of Internet traffic monitor malicious content to protect his children.

“The idea of ​​filters for the Internet-level operators and service providers do not quite new. Earlier, the project had to deal with “Rostelecom”, but after the departure of a number of leaders, particularly former President Alexander Provotorova, the topic has become less discussed, “- said the source.

He also explained in detail the proposed mechanism for the implementation of content filtering. According to him, it is the introduction of an absolute pre-moderation operators of the total volume of traffic.

“Those who can not do it on their resources, will be obliged to buy already peeled content from larger operators. This will set up a mechanism for determining the trusted and non-trusted providers, “- says the source.

The source stressed that the authorities specifically trying to avoid public discussion of amendments because they are dissatisfied with almost all operators and providers, as well as representatives of internet business.

“However, in promoting the amendments clearly see the hard administrative pressure, including from the presidential aide Igor Shchegolev. In his early interests of their adoption, if possible before the New Year “- summed up the source.

Experts estimate the cost of widespread installation of necessary software in several billion dollars, and therefore doubt the success of the project. In addition, the filtering mechanisms today still very imperfect, and therefore will also block and allowed content.

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