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the Investigation Committee opened a criminal case on the fact of dissemination of false information about coronavirus in a public “Ombudsman of the police”. It is reported TASS with reference to the press service of the Ministry.
According to the SC, in a social network “Vkontakte” on behalf of Vladimir Vorontsov has published an information that in one of the military schools in St. Petersburg allegedly forced to do utrenny charging cases of coronavirus cadets and officers.
Investigators said that in the institution is infected with a coronavirus was not detected. In this regard, the investigators considered this information to be false and brought the case under the article “Public dissemination of false information about circumstances that threaten the life and safety of citizens.”
last week, the Investigative Committee (IC) of Russia has initiated three criminal cases on the facts of distribution of false information about the coronavirus. They talked about the publications in the Internet about the mass infestation of Russian troops in Syria, as well as allegedly the decision of the authorities on the extension of self-isolation up to 12 months and the introduction of access control in the capital.
In Russia, actively fight against the appearance of false information in the Internet. Thus, on 6 April, the General Prosecutor’s office has identified the fakes in five regions of Russia.
31 March, the Federation Council approved a law criminalizing the dissemination of false information concerning the coronavirus. According to him, the accused may be punished by deprivation of liberty for a term up to 5 years.
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