In Russia, they began to swear more often after the ban on swearing in social networks

In Russia, they began to swear more often after the ban on swearing in social networks

Two months ago, amendments to the law “On information, information technologies and on the protection of information” began to operate in Russia, which oblige social networks to remove prohibited content, including obscene language. Nevertheless, the obscene language in social networks has not decreased; on the contrary, the number of such messages has increased.

This was reported by the RBC edition with reference to the statistics of Medialogia. In the period from February 1 to March 31, 2021, Russian-speaking users made 20.2 million publications using obscene language. The statistics took into account the content in social networks VKontakte, Odnoklassniki, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, YouTube, Telegram and TikTok – posts and comments in Russian with one of 66 obscene words and phrases set by the researchers.

20.2 million obscene publications is 10% more than in February-March 2020, when there were 18.3 million posts with obscene language.

Of course, various social reasons have influenced the surge in swearing on social media. This year, users discussed on social networks the sentence to Alexei Navalny and the sanctions, abnormally cold weather, rising food prices and the dry cargo ship Ever Given stranded in the Suez Canal. Last year, the main topics were amendments to the Constitution of the Russian Federation, the doping scandal at the Biathlon World Championships, the fall in the ruble and oil prices after the OPEC + deal was canceled, and the emergence of people infected with COVID-19 in Russia.

Roskomnadzor has already admitted that it will not be possible to implement the law in practice right away, for this additional by-laws must be adopted and they are now being worked out.

In Russia, they began to swear more often after the ban on swearing in social networks

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