The Ministry of Internal Affairs Believes Social Networks Undermine the Foundations of Society

posted 8 Dec 2011, 11:10 by Rights in Russia   [ updated 20 Dec 2011, 00:13 ]
Source: (info), 08/12/11

· Freedom of expression  · Ministry of Internal Affairs

Social networks along, with positive elements, frequently contain a potential threat to the foundations of society since it often happens that “extremist groups organize themselves on the networks”. Aleksei Moshkov, who heads the Bureau for Special Technical Operations of the Ministry of Internal Affairs, which includes Department “K” responsible for combating computer-related crime, discussed this issue in a recent interview with Rossiiskaya gazeta. He proposes rejecting the use of anonymous nicknames on the Internet in order to ensure the security of law-abiding users.

“Register using your real name, give your actual address – and go ahead, use the network. If you are an honest, law-abiding person, why hide? I should point out that there is no censorship on the Internet, and for criticizing Department “K” no one is going to be put on a wanted list or arrested,” Aleksei Moshkov told Rossiiskaya gazeta. [Read more]