5 Apr 2019 12:38

Number of websites, communities promoting 'school shootings' increases by half over 2 years - Russian Security Council

MOSCOW. April 4 (Interfax) - The Russian Security Council suggests increasing control over the spread of destructive ideas on the Internet, Russian Security Council Deputy Secretary Alexander Grebenkin said.

"An increase in the number of communities promoting a so-called 'school shooting' subculture is being registered on social networking sites. Despite the work being done to block such websites, their number in Russia increased by about a half in 2017-2018," Grebenkin said in an interview with Rossiyskaya Gazeta.

"For this reason, measures are planned to further increase control over the dissemination of such materials on the Internet, as well as to organize work to form and promote positive internet resources in popular young people's social networks, involving bloggers who are well-known amongst young people," he said.