5 Apr 2018 13:29

Int'l rules of conduct needed to prevent situations like blocking of Russian media outlets' Facebook accounts - Nikiforov

MOSCOW. April 5 (Interfax) - Russia will insist that the United Nations adopt an international convention to lay down rules of conduct on the Internet and deal with the illegal blocking of online resources, Russian Communications and Mass Media Minister Nikolai Nikiforov said on Thursday.

"Our foreign colleagues, above all American, keep exhibiting their customary practice of double standards. They always apply the norms and regulations that they speak about so much from the high rostrums in a one-sided way. This is why we have elaborated a draft of the international convention to lay down rules of responsible conduct on the Internet, which covers such matters," Nikiforov said in response to Interfax's question about measures to be taken in connection with the blocking of Facebook accounts of some Russian media outlets.

"We will insist that the rules of responsible conduct be laid on the UN's level," Nikiforov said.