RIA Novosti
July 13, 2011

Russia’s Communications Ministry is to discuss proposals on Thursday for ways to speed up the process of deleting offensive and extremist user comments from online media pages.

Sergei Zheleznyak, who heads the information policy committee in the State Duma, the lower chamber of the Russian parliament, said a special state-run network of all Russian online media should be set up to quickly inform moderators and editors about offensive and extremist content detected on their websites.

“Such a database will enable [Russian telecoms regulator] Roskomnadzor to control users’ comments on the Internet and inform online media about extremists or offensive comments on their material,” Zheleznyak said.

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