The working group of the Investigative Committee, created by order of the head of the department, Alexander Bastrykin, will identify fakes about messengers in Russia with coronavirus in messengers to prevent panic, said the official representative of the UK Svetlana Petrenko.
“By decision of the Chairman of the UK IC Alexander Bastrykin, the agency created a working group to prevent the spread of the population false information about the situation with coronavirus infection (COVID – 10) in Po these. The work of the working group is aimed at identifying the facts of the dissemination, including on the Internet and instant messengers, of false and unverified information about the number of patients with coronavirus (COVID – 19) in Russia, as well as other inaccurate information contributing to a panic mood, ”reports TASS words of Petrenko.
The SC will give such facts an assessment in accordance with the law. For the distribution of fakes about the coronavirus, the UK can initiate criminal proceedings under part 1 of article 128 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation (distortion of information about events, facts or phenomena that endanger human life or health) and h. 4 tbsp. 19. 1 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation (defamation that a person suffers from a disease that poses a danger to others) . If under Part 1 of Art. 128 The Criminal Code of the Russian Federation may face fake distributors from a fine to 300 thousand rubles up to two years of forced labor or imprisonment, the second article provides for a fine of 10 times more.
So, under part 4 of Art. 19. 1 Criminal Code of the Russian Federation faces a fine of up to 3 million rubles or in the amount of income for a period of up to three years. Alternatively, up to 300 hours of required work are provided.
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