Russian ministry of communication upholds decriminalization for re-posts, posts and likes in social networks

This summer the group of deputies from Russian state duma proposed to decriminalize posting, re-posting, sharing or likes in social networks. The Russian ministry of communication (now it is Russian ministry of digital development, connectivity and mass communication) upholds this idea. The deputy of minister of communication said that criminal liability for re-posts and likes in social networks is to be overruled.

But what to do with people who already are in jail for reposts in social networks? According to deputies, who proposed the law, the current article 282 in Russian criminal code has “overly repressive skew” and unreasonably overloads Russian system of criminal execution and Russian courts. Therefore the deputies proposed to impose a fine under this article. But the Russian Supreme Court disliked the draft law.