Chechnya ready to introduce special sections for apologies in media
These days, troublemakers express repentance only at the Chechen television and radio broadcasting company Grozny.
On television channels and in print media in Chechnya, special sections may appear for apologies from distributors of the fake news. So far, troublemakers apologize only on the Grozny TV channel. The republican minister for national policy Dzhambulat Umarov told about this in an interview with the Govorit Moskva radio station.
“We are ready to introduce a special section, separate headings in the newspapers, whatever,” Umarov said.
According to the minister, the republic is small, and most distributors of fake news are being established. Since there are no laws to punish them, the violators of public peace are made to apologize publicly.
“We do not find everyone. Whom do we basically find? For example, [those] who write that water in some well was poisoned; that, say, instead of normal vaccines, instead of normal drugs, people are injected with poison; or, for example, that in some kindergarten, I don't know, porridge was poisoned; or something else, such [distributors] yes, of course, we find them,” Umarov explained.
In addition, the minister supported the idea of giving access to the Internet after registering with a passport in order to solve the problem of unpunished anonymity.