It is reported that some senior members of Russia's ruling party submitted a draft law today. Under the draft, Russian regulators will be able to restrict Internet users' access to twitter, Facebook and Youtube.The draft is aimed at counterattack against the censorship of Russian media by some American platforms.
According to the draft, Russian prosecutors, in consultation with the Ministry of foreign affairs, can conclude that restrictions on content by foreign Internet platforms violate the rights of Russians. The corresponding penalties will include fines, as well as partial or full restrictions on access to these infringing platforms in Russia.
Since April, Russian media companies have complained that Twitter, Facebook and Youtube are censoring their accounts, according to the initiative's sponsors.
Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov (Dmitry Peskov) said in a conference call :" These services against Russian customers discriminatory acts have occurred, must be counter-attack ." However, Peskov did not explicitly state support for such restrictions, saying that appropriate sanctions would be decided through legal procedures.