TikTok expressed readiness to cooperate with the Russian Federation on prohibited content

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The management of the social network TikTok is ready to cooperate with the Russian authorities in the field of identifying illegal content. This was announced on Friday, April 9, by the head of the State Duma commission to investigate the facts of foreign interference in the internal affairs of the Russian Federation, Vasily Piskarev.

At the special courses, civil servants will be told about the rules for using TikTok and the difference between bullying and shaming.

He made a statement to reporters following a meeting of the commission on the regulation of TikTok activities with the participation of company representatives.

“The dialogue was very constructive, we offered help in clarifying our legislation, and they [the TikTok leadership] are ready to cooperate,” the MP said.

During the meeting, representatives of the company, among other things, indicated that there is a lot of illegal content on the social network, but the organization is trying to fight this in all possible ways, Piskarev said.

TikTok expressed readiness to cooperate with the Russian Federation on prohibited content
TikTok expressed readiness to cooperate with the Russian Federation on prohibited content

The parliamentarian also noted that in January-February, more than a thousand posts were posted on the Tik-Tok digital platform that violate Russian law, including those involving teenagers in illegal actions, disobeying law enforcement officers and encouraging suicide.

“And there were a huge number of calls to these content, at a time when we have a law that obliges sites to identify such illegal content and independently remove or delete them at the request of Roskomnadzor,” the deputy said.

In early April, a Russian court fined TikTok for not removing banned content. The company was charged with 2.6 million rubles. The reason was the spread of calls on the social network to participate in unauthorized actions at the end of January. Prohibited content was directed at minors. A criminal case was opened on the fact of the posting. However, at the time, TikTok ignored requests to block content.


At a meeting on December 23, 2020, the State Duma adopted in the third and final reading the law on the procedure for recognizing Internet resources as social networks and the obligation for network owners to block destructive content. According to the document, social networks should restrict access to information that expresses "clear disrespect" to society, the state and the Russian Constitution, as well as containing calls for riots and extremism.

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