In Moscow on 29 June, the Public mission monitoring the vote was held a round table “the Risks of the information environment: anti-fake, manipulate the data”, the correspondent “reports”.

The invited experts discussed a wide range of issues related to the dissemination of inaccurate information online. They talked about how there are fake news, who and how they are divided on the Internet and explained the motivation of distributors of fakes.

First Deputy Chairman of Commission OP of the Russian Federation on development of information community, media and mass communications Alexander Malkevich told of two varieties of fakes on voting for amendments to the Constitution.

According to him, they are divided into two groups: one composed of ordinary citizens, and secondly media.

Deputy head of the analytical service of the ANO “Dialogue” Timothy Vee told about the work of their organization, which involves the identification of fakes, the tracking of distribution channels and transfer information about them to the authorities. “Fakes — obschestvennoopasny phenomenon that could lead to serious consequences, up to death,” warned VI. He called to give them “the public response and handling”.

Deputy Chairman of the Public chamber Commission on public control and cooperation with public councils Artem Kiryanov raised the issue of the difficulty of tracking the fake information in the messenger, where people exchange news privately. “It is necessary to access the area information comfort person,” he said.

A successful strategy in the messengers brought Timothy VI. He told about how, thanks to the work of ANO Dialog in messenger Telegram and Viber were established channels of the regional operational headquarters for the fight against the coronavirus, which published including refutation of fake news related COVID-19.

Earlier it was reported that since the beginning of summer, the volunteers of the Public chamber has identified more than 2.5 thousand false reports about voting on amendments to the Constitution. This was stated by the head of the expert Advisory group of the Public chamber for public control over remote e-voting Alexander Malkevich.