At a press conference on December 23, Russian President Vladimir Putin answered a question about the dissemination of destructive content on the Internet. According to the president, his appearance is connected with the desire of commercial companies to make money on children.
The president linked attacks on Russian schools and the increase in the number of child suicides with its spread online, including by foreign companies.
“This is one of the problems not only for Russia. Business, first of all, wants to get money at any cost. This is a departure from national control. The number one question for them is making a profit. Hence all the negative phenomena associated with this, including calls for suicide, tragedies in schools, ”said Vladimir Putin.
The President did not rule out that Russia may tighten measures to curb the dissemination of such information.
“We would not like to resort to extreme measures, but if they force us, we will increase the demands,” the president added.
The issue of disseminating such information is being discussed not only in Russia but also in the United States.
“This issue is being discussed in the US Congress. Representatives of global networks and global platforms are called there. What is it for them? Business, first of all, “- said the President of the Russian Federation.