Roskomnadzor requested information on attendance of news aggregators
Until February, 21 Yandex, Google, Mail.ru Group, Rambler&Co must inform the agency with key figures.
Roskomnadzor asked Yandex, Google, Mail.ru Group, Rambler&Co to present information about its daily attendance. The deadline for data is 21th February. This was reported by an official statement published on the Ministry's website.
After receiving the information, Roskomnadzor will check the information provided. If the portal is visited by more than 1 million people a day, the company will have to provide information to the department, allowing to identify the owner of the news aggregator. Based on these data, Roskomnadzor will decide on the introduction of non-payment, or the registration of news aggregator as a portal, and its owner will be notified about it.
The law on the features of the dissemination of information by news aggregators with the attendance of more than 1 million people a day entered into force on January 2017, 1. Now, owners of aggregators are required to verify the accuracy of information of public interest prior to its dissemination, and delete it by order of Roskomnadzor.
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